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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Moreover, [beta]-endorphin concentrations were significantly reduced in transitional milk samples compared with colostrum of both smoker and nonsmoker mothers.
We found no significant differences between smoker and nonsmoker lactating mothers in transitional milk concentrations of IL-1[alpha], [beta]-endorphin, and leptin (Table 2).

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