transitional milk


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transitional milk

The first breast milk produced as colostrum production fades. It has more triglyceride and medium-chain fatty acid content than colostrum. Its other components include lactose, water-soluble vitamins, and immunoglobulins.
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First, only colostral and transitional milk samples were collected.
Furthermore, most of the colostral and transitional milk samples (> 90%) in the study contained IL-1[alpha], so this is a large enough group to be confident of the results and of measurable presence of IL-1[alpha] in the early milk.
2 Transitional milk Smoker (c) Nonsmoker (d) IL-1[alpha] (ng/L) 14.

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