Lactation Lab Breast Milk Nutritional Analysis Kit - Standard: Tests for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12.
Lactation Lab Breast Milk Nutritional Analysis Kit - Standard: Tests for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12.
Lactation Lab Breast Milk Nutritional Analysis Kit - Standard: Tests for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12.
Lactation Lab Breast Milk Nutritional Analysis Kit - Standard: Tests for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12.
Lactation Lab Breast Milk Nutritional Analysis Kit - Standard: Tests for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12.
Lactation Lab Breast Milk Nutritional Analysis Kit - Standard: Tests for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12.
Lactation Lab Breast Milk Nutritional Analysis Kit - Standard: Tests for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12.
Lactation Lab Breast Milk Nutritional Analysis Kit - Standard: Tests for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12.
Lactation Lab Breast Milk Nutritional Analysis Kit - Standard: Tests for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12.

Lactation Lab Breast Milk Nutritional Analysis Kit - Standard: Tests for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12.

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Features:

  • Lactation Lab provides a nutritional analysis of your milk & actionable advice to optimize your child's nutrition.
  • Easy to collect breast milk samples from the comfort of your own home. Return shipping included.
  • Includes lab test for Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, C and B-12
  • You will get a easy to understand report with your test results, optimum levels and nutritional recommendations
  • Developed by Dr. Stephanie Canale, MD a practicing family physician specializing in mother and baby health
Until now, it’s never been possible for moms to know exactly what's in their breast milk. As the only company offering a complete milk analysis, we provide the resources and support to make your breastfeeding journey as empowering as possible. A food label for your breast milk Founded by a doctor and mother-of-two, Lactation Lab analyzes your breast milk for basic nutritional content like calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat and vitamins. Results are then delivered in a user-friendly report that reads like a food label. We explain how your results affect your child and offer suggestions for enhancing the quality of your milk. Insights, resources and support We believe that knowledge leads to confidence and that confidence leads to empowerment. By offering insights, resources and support we inspire confidence in moms by providing information based on hard science and academic research. Breastfeed with less stress When moms know the quality of their milk, they’ll feel empowered to breastfeed longer, all with less stress and more enjoyment. How It Works Milk Collection The process begins once you receive your kit. Since the nutritional content of your milk can change throughout each pumping session, we recommend collecting a small amount of milk as you pump throughout the day. Note that although diet directly affects the quantity of nutrients present, it can take a week or two them to appear in your milk. Ship Sample to Lactation Lab Your kit includes everything needed to prepare your sample. We provide all necessary packaging to ship your milk. Once you've returned your sample to us (prepaid shipping is included), it takes about a week to process the sample in our state-of-the-art lab facility. Once we have completed testing, your results are immediately emailed to you as PDF explaining the importance of each measurement and suggestions for how to help improve the quality of your milk. Read more What We Test and Why Fats The amount of fat in milk is related to infant growth. It is essential for the metabolism of vitamins needed for neurodevelopment and is the main source of calories. Increasing dietary fat consumption, especially omega fatty acids, can increase the fat content in breast milk. Calories This is a measure of the energy content of the milk. The major contributors are fats, carbohydrates and proteins. It is estimated that a breastfeeding woman should be consuming a minimum of an extra 500 calories per day. Protein It is estimated that protein supplies 8-10% of a baby’s energy requirements. Proteins are important for immune and neurological function, and are the building blocks for tissues, muscle and bones. Low levels should prompt you to discuss your dietary intake with your doctor. Read more Carbohydrates Breast milk contains unique sugars which help fuel growth and brain development. Lactose is the main sugar in breast milk and it helps decrease the amount of unhealthy bacteria in the stomach. It also helps with the absorption of key nutrients and minerals. Calcium This mineral is important for skeletal structure, essential for cell, muscle and nerve function and for blood clotting. Supplementation can increase calcium levels in milk. Low levels should prompt a discussion with your doctor. Iron Essential for blood cell production and carries oxygen from lungs to tissues. Low levels have been associated with anemia in mothers. Read more Vitamin A Belongs to a family of compounds called retinoids which are important for vision, bone growth and supporting a healthy immune system. If your levels are low, you should discuss your results with your healthcare provider and assess your intake (diet and supplements). Vitamin C An antioxidant and important building block for collagen and connective tissue as well as iron absorption. Low levels should prompt you to discuss with your healthcare provider. Vitamin B12 Maintains healthy nerve cells and helps in the production of DNA and RNA, the body's genetic material. It is important for overall metabolism, formation of red blood cells and for maintenance of the central nervous system. Read more Founded by a Family Physician and Mother of Two Lactation Lab was born out of personal experience as a mother and a doctor In both her medical practice and when breastfeeding her own children, Dr. Stephanie Canale grew frustrated that no resources existed for testing breast milk. After the birth of her second child, she discovered she had iron- deficiency anemia and hereditarily low B-12 levels, and that her daughter had developed spina bifida. She wondered how things might have been different, had she known exactly what she was feeding her daughter. At that moment, she made it her mission to find a solution that would empower moms with the information she'd wished she had. As a mother of two, Dr. Canale has a profound passion for helping families. She is a tireless advocate for moms and babies, on a constant quest to develop tools and support for families of all backgrounds and income levels. Dr. Canale earned both her undergraduate and medical degrees from McGill University. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at UCLA, and joined UCLA Santa Monica in 2010, where she currently practices. She is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine.