Normal Human Lactation: closing the gap
What is it about?
Other major organs (like the heart, liver, lungs and kidneys) have well-defined ways to measure normal function. With exception of infant growth, these don't exist for human lactation. This review collates published data to provide preliminary reference ranges/limits that may be readily used for the assessment of normal lactation function.
Why is it important?
Consider another organ, such as the heart. Imagine trying to diagnose hypertension without being able to measure blood pressure and compare that measurement with a normal reference range. This is the situation we are in with human lactation.
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