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Heavy Metals in the Women’s Breast Milk and the Health of Newborn Babies
Health Sciences Research
Vol.3 , No. 3, Publication Date: Jun. 29, 2016, Page: 35-39
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Maria Vasilievna Kushnareva, Department of Neonatology and Pathology of Children of Early Age, Research Clinical Institute of Pediatrics, Moscow, Russia.


Eleonora Alexandrovna Yurieva, Laboratory of General Pathology, Research Clinical Institute of Pediatrics, Moscow, Russia.


Elena Solomonovna Keshishyan, Department of Neonatology and Pathology of Children of Early Age, Research Clinical Institute of Pediatrics, Moscow, Russia.


The comparative study of the chemical elements’ concentration (mainly heavy metals) in the breast milk of 57 women and of the development of perinatal and neonatal pathology in their newborns is conducted. In newborns were diagnosed the following diseases: bronchitis, pneumonia, respiratory distress syndrome, aspiration syndrome, conjugated jaundice, edema syndrome, hemorrhagic syndrome, congenital malformations, morfo-functional immaturity. The concentration of the chemical elements was determined by atomic-emission plasma spectrometry method. The normal composition of the breast milk was in 7 women, and the increased content of the chemical elements from 1 to 9 were in 50 women. The newborns with different pathologies were fed with the breast milk and the concentration of heavy metals in this milk could exceed the upper normal limit on 7 – 580%. The detection’ frequency of the increased concentration of certain chemical elements was from 8 to 100% in newborns with different pathologies. The high concentration of Ti (in 25-100% of infants), Pb (33-75%), Al (17-75%), Ba (17-67%) was met with the highest frequency at various pathologies. The high concentration of Pb, Al, Ti and Ba was found in the mothers’ breast milk with newborn babies, who had various diseases (from 8 to 10 nosological units).


Mothers, Breast Milk, Infants, Infectious, Diseases, Pathology, Chemical Elements, Heavy Metals


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