TitleNitrate and nitrite content of human, formula, bovine, and soy milks: implications for dietary nitrite and nitrate recommendations.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHord, NG, Ghannam, JS, Garg, HK, Berens, PD, Bryan, NS
JournalBreastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Date Published2011 Dec
KeywordsSoy Milk

Estimation of nitrate and nitrite concentrations of milk sources may provide insight into potential health risks and benefits of these food sources for infants, children, and adults. The World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive consumption of human milk for the first 6 months of life. Human milk is known to confer significant nutritional and immunological benefits for the infant. Consumption of formula, cow's, and soy milk may be used as alternatives to human milk for infants.