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News From the Food and Drug Administration
February 19, 2019

Measuring Breast Milk Nutrients to Support Optimal Infant Growth

JAMA. 2019;321(7):638. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.0611

A recently approved diagnostic test will help health care professionals measure the nutrient content of breast milk to guide care for infants that may be at risk of growth failure.

The Miris Human Milk Analyzer uses an infrared spectroscopy system to analyze human milk samples and quantitatively measure fat, protein, and total carbohydrate content as well as calculate the milk’s total solids and energy content. The analyzer is a prescription device intended for use by trained health care personnel at clinical laboratories.