Zinc and Copper Concentrations in Breastmilk at the Second Month of Lactation

Orun E., YALÇIN S. S. , Aykut O., Orhan G., Morgil G. K.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, cilt.49, sa.2, ss.133-135, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s13312-012-0021-9
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.133-135


We aimed to investigate zinc and copper concentrations in breast milk at two months postpartum and the relationship between these concentrations and the characteristics of mother infant dyads. A total of 142 mothers were enrolled. The median concentrations of breast milk Zinc and Copper were 625 mu g/L and 239 mu g/L, respectively. These concentrations were not related to maternal age, parity, smoking habits, iron and vitamin/mineral supplementation, birthweight, gestational age, or feeding type. The concentrations had no effect on anthropometric measurements of infants at two months of age.