The effect of Ramadan on maternal nutrition and composition of breast milk

Rakicioglu N., Samur G., Topcu A., Topcu A.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.48, no.3, pp.278-283, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2006.02204.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.278-283
  • Keywords: breast milk composition, fasting, maternal nutrition, Ramadan, ENERGY, CHOLESTEROL, LACTATION, INFANT, ACID
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


There are many advantages of breast milk for infants. Many factors can affect the volume and composition of breast milk. One of them is the maternal diet. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of Ramadan fasting on maternal nutrition and breast milk composition.