Amino acid composition of breast milk
We fully recognize our responsibility to protect, promote and
support breastfeeding in line with WHO/UNICEF recommendations.
Alongside this, Nestlé Research is spearheading scientific research into understanding human milk composition through their groundbreaking LIFE (Lactation for Infant Feeding Expertise) program – with the clear and defined aim of significantly
improving the quality of life for mothers and their babies. It's the largest undertaking of its kind in the industry.
16 clinical studies in 20 countries around the globe, as well as numerous external collaborators with key opinion leaders in the field
Standardized methods of milk sampling in different populations, including mothers of preterm and small for gestaional age infants
Collection of 8,000 human milk samples from more than 2,000 women at different stages of their lactation period
State-of-the-art analytical techniques developed to characterize human milk
20 new validated methods to analyze more than 200 nutrients and bioactives in milk
Over 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications and reviews, and more in the years to come
A new method for determination of gangliosides in human milk and their concentration across lactation
Comparison of macronutrient content in human milk measured by mid-infrared human milk analyzer and reference methods
Other NNI Human Milk Resources
The Importance of Milk Composition in Early Life to Meet Infants Changing Needs - Bo Lönnerdal (6:42)