The protein content of human milk. I. A transversal study of Swedish normal material

B. Lonnerdal, E. Forsum, L. Hambraeus

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Abstract

The protein content in mature human milk from Swedish well nourished mothers determined by amino acid analysis was found to be 0.88% (w/v). Fat content was determined to 3.0%, lactose 7.2% and total solids 11.4%. The major whey proteins: lactoferrin, α lactalbumin, serum albumin and lysozyme were quantitated. The determination of casein by acid precipitation was evaluated. Of the total nitrogen content 25% was found to be non protein nitrogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-135
Number of pages11
JournalNutrition Reports International
Volume13
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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