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English: Two 25ml samples of human breast milk pumped from the same woman, at the same time to illustrate what human breast milk looks like, and how human breast milk can vary. The left hand sample is Foremilk, the first milk coming from a full breast. Foremilk has a higher water content and a lower fat content to satisfy thirst. The right hand sample is Hindmilk, the last milk coming from a nearly empty breast. Hindmilk has a lower water content and a higher fat content to satisfy hunger. As breastmilk is made continuously including during the feed itself, the milk can switch between Foremilk and Hindmilk until the baby has had enough.
Français : Deux échantillons de 25 ml de lait maternel pompé à partir du même sein d'une même femme pour illustrer combien le lait maternel humain peut varier en peu de temps. L'échantillon de gauche est le premier lait (teneur en eau plus élevée et moindre teneur en matières grasses ; il satisfait la soif). L'échantillon de droite est celui qui provient du sein presque vidé, correspondant à une fin de têtée. Sa teneur en eau est moindre, mais son taux de matières grasses est plus élevé ; il satisfait la faim
Nederlands: Links voormelk; rechts achtermelk
Date 09-01-2008
Source Own work
Author Azoreg

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