Nutrition Videos

Protein: What Did We Learn from Human Milk? - Sagar Thakkar

Speakers: Sagar Thakkar

Presented at European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition...


Nestlé Research has been investigating human milk proteins since 1963. In his presentation, Sagar Thakkar explains the human milk research initiative called LIFE (Lactation for Infant Feeding Expertise) which is one of the biggest effort on characterization of human milk and association of its components to infant and maternal variables. He also approaches the research done around protein intake of term breastfed infants and its variation in the course of lactation which has been used as a model to estimate protein requirements during the first year.