Longitudinal and gestational effects of minerals in human milk

Hoyles, Edward Maxwell (1998) Longitudinal and gestational effects of minerals in human milk. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Human milk is often fortified with the appropriate nutrients including minerals to allow pre-term infants and their families to enjoy the benefits conveyed by the feeding of breast milk while delivering an optimal nutrient supply to the baby. But, the amount of nutrients needed for fortification depends in general on the recommendations made by the pediatric societies based on the information available for full-term mothers. This calls for the investigation to examine the difference that may exist between the mineral contents in the milk of the full-term and pre-term mothers. Also it is necessary to check the longitudinal patterns of mineral contents to examine when and how mothers milk needs fortification. It is generally known that a good number of minerals do not follow a symmetric distribution. This asymmetric nature is needed to be carefully accommodated in order to develop statistical test for the gestation effects.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1096
Item ID: 1096
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 98-99.
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Mathematics and Statistics
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Breast milk--Composition; Minerals in human nutrition; Premature infants--Nutrition--Longitudinal studies; Newborn infants--Nutrition--Longitudinal studies

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