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Stable Isotope Technique to Assess Intake of Human Milk in Breastfed Infants

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English STI/PUB/1429 978-92-0-114009-8
67 39 32.00 2010

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This publication was developed by an international group of experts as an integral part of the IAEA’s efforts to contribute to the transfer of technology and knowledge in nutrition. Its aim is to assist Member States in their efforts to combat malnutrition by facilitating the use of relevant nuclear techniques. The stable (non-radioactive) isotope technique has been developed to assess intake of human milk in breastfed infants. The practical application of the stable isotope technique, based on analysis of deuterium by Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR), is presented in this book.

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IAEA Human Health, Life Sciences, Breastfeeding, Breast Milk, Stable Isotope Tracers, Deuterium, Infants, Human Milk Intake, Member States, Nutritional Deficiency, Radioisotopes, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry, FTIR, Stable Isotope Technique, WHO, Saliva Sampling

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