Changes over lactation in breast milk serum proteins

Zhang, L.; Waard, Marita de; Verheijen, Hester; Boeren, Sjef; Hageman, J.A.; Hooijdonk, A.C.M. van; Vervoort, J.J.M.; Goudoever, Johannes B. van; Hettinga, K.A.


The objective of this study is to investigate the changes of the breast milk proteome from four individual mothers over a six month lactation period by shotgun proteomic techniques, because a comprehensive understanding of the human milk proteome may lead to better understanding of the needs of infants. This may contribute to the improvement of infant formula.