Haematological Data and Milk Iron in Malaysian Women

Loh, Tatt Tuck and Sinnathuray, T.A. (1971) Haematological Data and Milk Iron in Malaysian Women. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 11 (4). pp. 254-258. ISSN 0004-8666

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-828X.1971.tb00488.x

Abstract

Breast milk iron concentrations from Malaysian women taken on the second postpartum day were comparable with those reported from Finland. The present study did not find any correlation between the total iron‐binding capacity (TIBC) of milk whey, presumed to be rich in lactoferrin, and the whole milk iron concentrations. On the average, about 30% of the whey iron‐binding proteins were saturated with iron. Again, the correlation between the milk iron values and plasma iron or plasma TIBC is not statistically proven. There were no significant differences in the haemoglobin, haematocrit, reticulocyte count, plasma iron and whey TIBC obtained from Malaysian parturient women of the 3 major ethnic groups, viz. Chinese, Malays and Indians. However, the plasma TIBC was significantly lower in Malay women and the milk iron content lower in Chinese women. Copyright © 1971, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnic Groups; Female; Human; India; Iron; Malaysia; Milk, Human; Mongoloid Race
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2021 01:55
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2021 01:55
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/25815

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