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Equations of Wang et al for Determining the Lipid and Energy Content of Human Breast Milk Based on the Creamatocrit

Purpose:

To evaluate human breast milk using the creamatocrit and equations of Wang et al.

Specialty:

Nutrition
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pedatrics

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

E43, E44

Description:

Wang et al derived equations for predicting lipid and energy content of human breast milk based on the creamatocrit. This can help ensure that the infant is receiving adequate caloric intake, especially when only breast milk is being used. The authors are from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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