Some constituents of human colostrum, transitional, and mature milk and of cow's milk

Some constituents of human colostrum, transitional, and mature milk and of cow's milk

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Some constituents of human colostrum, transitional, and mature milk and of cow's milk
(average values per 100 millilitres whole milk)
colostrum
(1–5 days) transitional
(6–14 days) mature (after
14 days) cow's milk
energy, kcal* 58  74  71  69 
total solids, g 12.8 13.6 12.4 12.7
fat, g 2.9 3.6 3.8 3.7
lactose, g 5.3 6.6 7.0 4.8
protein, g 2.7 1.6 1.2 3.3
casein, g 1.2 0.7 0.4 2.8
ash, g 0.33 0.24 0.21 0.72
Minerals
calcium, mg 31  34  33  125 
magnesium, mg 4  4  4  12 
potassium, mg 74  64  55  138 
sodium, mg 48  29  15  58 
iron, mg 0.09 0.04 0.15 0.10
*Kilocalorie; sufficient energy to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Centigrade.
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