The aim of this paper was to research whether there had been any statistically significant difference in the content of Cu and Zn in human milk depending on the social status of women (refugee and non-refugee), age, number of deliveries, days after delivery, weight gained by nursing women and smoking habits, as well as whether the infants had received sufficient quantities of these elements.
The elements were determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry.
The samples were collected in the Clinical Hospital Osijek and Refugee Centre Nabrde, near Osijek, Eastern Croatia.
The Cu in human milk ranged from 0.27 mg/l to 1.35 mg/l, and Zn from 0.62 mg/l to 15.0 mg/l. The mean levels of Cu and Zn for each group, formed according to the results of the questionnaire are presented too.
Calculated daily dietary intake of these elements accords with the RDA.
Mots-clés Pascal : Taux, Elément trace, Elément minéral, Lait maternel, Cuivre, Zinc, Croatie, Europe, Epidémiologie, Statut socioéconomique, Réfugié, Age, Lactation, Nourrisson, Homme, Nutrition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rate, Trace element, Inorganic element, Breast milk, Copper, Zinc, Croatia, Europe, Epidemiology, Socioeconomic status, Refugee, Age, Lactation, Infant, Human, Nutrition
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0243722
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 11/06/1997.