Colostrum composition in adolescent mothers

Colostrum composition in adolescent mothers

Author Vítolo, Márcia Regina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Brasil, Anne Lise Dias Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lopez, Fábio Ancona Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nóbrega, Fernando José de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Colostrum of high and low (LSEL) socioeconomic level adolescent mothers was analyzed to determine the potential influence of adolescence on colostrum's chemical composition. Concentrations of total fat, energy, total protein, immunoglobulin A (IgA), immunoglobulin M (IgM), immunoglobulin G and fatty acids were compared to those of adult mothers. The colostrum of adolescent mothers showed significantly higher levels of IgA and IgM compared to that of adults. Concentrations of lauric, myristic, and palmitic acids were lower in the group of LSEL adolescents, when compared to those of adult mothers of the same socioeconomic level, probably due to lower lipogenic activity in the former. High levels of stearic and oleic acids were found in LSEL adolescents in comparison to LSEL adults, despite similar dietary habits. Our results show that breast-feeding by adolescent mothers of any socioeconomic level is as indicated as that by adult mothers.
Keywords ADOLESCENTS
COLOSTRUM
FAT
FATTY ACIDS
IMMUNOGLOBULINS AND PROTEINS
Language English
Date 1993-10-01
Published in Journal Of The American College Of Nutrition. New York: Amer Coll Nutrition, v. 12, n. 5, p. 547-550, 1993.
ISSN 0731-5724 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Amer Coll Nutrition
Extent 51-56
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07315724.1993.10718351
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1993LZ70200014
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/44722

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