Breast milk beta-glucuronidase levels in hyperbilirubinemia

Yigit Ş., Ciliv G., Aygun C., Erdem G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.43, no.2, pp.118-120, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-120
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Breast milk beta -glucuronidase was thought to be one of the etiological factors in the pathogenesis of late-onset breast-milk jaundice, but results of these studies are conflicting. In this study breast milk beta -glucuronidase levels were determined in groups with physiologic jaundice, early breast-feeding jaundice and late breastmilk jaundice. No difference in beta -glucuronidase levels of these three groups was found in samples taken on the 4(th) and 15(th) days of life. beta -glucuronidase activity in breast milk declined from the 4(th) to 15(th) day in all groups.