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Human milk - a food adapted to the requirements of the young infant?

Human milk - a food adapted to the requirements of the young infant?

Voeding 43(7): 218-219

In young infants the brain makes up 12% of body wt. (vs. 2% in adults) and accounts for >50% of total energy metabolism. It depends on glucose as its principal energy source, but in neonates the capacity for glucose synthesis is limited.

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