Table 1

Gross macronutrient composition of mammalian milk

Species

Fat %

Crude protein %

Lactose and sugar %


Bovine [76]

3.7 (3.5-5.5)

3.4

4.6

Dog [77]

9.5

7.5

3.8

Human [76]

4

1

7

Mouse [77]

27

12.5

2.6

Rat [77]

8.8

8.1

3.8

Opossum [78]

7.4

10

10 (oligosaccharides)

Platypus [77]

22.2

8.2

3.7 (difucosylactose)


Lemay et al. Genome Biology 2009 10:R43   doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-4-r43

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