Breast milk Nutrition Label

Breast milk Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100.00g
% Daily Value*
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Energy 65kcal (273 kj)
14%
Carbohydrates 7.38g
3%
Sugars 7.38g
Starch 0.00g
Sucrose 0.00g
Maltose 0.00g
Fructose 0.00g
Galactose 0.00g
Glucose 0.00g
Protein 1.08g
1%
Fat 3.50g
6%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.48g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated cis 1.29g
Fatty acids, total saturated 1.49g
Cholesterol (gc) 9.80mg
Sterols 0.00mg
Iron 0.10mg
1%
Vitamin d 0.04ug
0%
Calcium 28.25mg
3%
Chromium 2.00ug
8%
Sodium 20.00mg
1%
Iodine 6.35ug
4%
Copper 0.03mg
0%
Salt 50.96mg
2%
Selenium 1.08ug
2%
Vitamin e alphatocopherol 0.35mg
2%
Zinc 0.41mg
5%
Vitamin c (ascorbic acid) 6.00mg
8%
Vitamin b-12 (cobalamin) 0.05ug
2%
Vitamin a retinol activity equivalents 54.33ug
8%
Thiamin (vitamin b1) 0.02mg
2%
Riboflavine (vitamin b2) 0.04mg
4%
Vitamin b6 pyridoxine (hydrochloride) 0.01mg
1%
Manganese 0.02mg
1%
Magnesium 3.50mg
1%
Potassium 47.75mg
2%
Fluoride 0.01mg
0%
Phosphorus 15.00mg
2%
Vitamin k 0.30ug
0%
Fibre, total 0.00g
0%
Fibre, dietary 0.00g
0%
Niacin equivalents, total 0.39mg
3%
Molybdenum 0.00mg
0%
Folate 5.00ug
1%
Alcohol 0.00g
0%
Polyols 0.00g
0%
Water 87.68g
3%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.

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Common Questions about Breast milk

What is breast milk?

Breast milk is the natural, nutrient-rich fluid produced by the mammary glands of a human female for the nourishment of her infant. It is the ideal source of nutrition for babies as it contains essential nutrients, antibodies, and enzymes that promote healthy growth and development.

What are the health benefits of breast milk?

Breast milk provides essential nutrients, antibodies, and enzymes that support a baby's immune system, digestion, and overall development. It also contains high levels of beneficial fats and proteins crucial for brain development and growth. Additionally, breast milk can reduce the risk of many health conditions, such as allergies, infections, and chronic diseases, for both the baby and the mother.

What are the health risks of breast milk?

Breast milk is generally recognized as the healthiest option for infants, offering numerous benefits such as protection against infections, reduced risk of allergies, and optimal nutrition. However, if a breastfeeding mother has certain health conditions or is taking specific medications, there may be potential risks associated with the transmission of substances through breast milk. In such cases, consulting with a healthcare professional is essential to assess any potential risks to the infant.

How much breast milk should a baby eat per day?

The amount of breast milk a baby should eat per day can vary depending on their age and individual needs. In the first few days, babies may only take small amounts of colostrum. By the end of the first week, most babies are taking in 2 to 3 ounces per feeding. As the baby grows, their milk intake will increase. It's important to feed on demand and ensure the baby is gaining weight and producing enough wet diapers.

Can a baby be allergic to breast milk?

It is extremely rare for a baby to be allergic to the breast milk itself. However, some babies may have sensitivities to certain foods that the mother consumes, which can transfer through breast milk. If you suspect your baby is having an allergic reaction, speak with a healthcare professional for guidance.

Breast milk Calorie Breakdown

The ratio of macro elements (protein, fat, carbs) in Breast milk

Fat 48%
Carbohydrates 45%
Protein 7%

Component Breakdown for Breast milk

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Minerals
Vitamins
Amino acids
Carbo-hydrate
Data for Amino Acids is mapped from an external database. Use with caution only for informational purposes. Source: USDA

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