Pharmacometric modelling of deuterium exposure in breastfeeding mother-infant pairs for the determination of exclusive breastfeeding practice

Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months after birth. A stable isotope deuterium dose-to-mother (DTM) technique can be used to determine whether an infant is EBF by estimating quantitatively the intake of breastmilk and non-breastmilk water intake. This method has several advantages as it is non-invasive, simple to […]