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What It Is

You read every label at the grocery store, but do you know what’s in your breast milk? We’ve all heard breast milk is liquid gold, but to find out about milk qualityhow much of key vitamins and nutrients your baby is getting through your milktakes a test kit from Lactation Lab.

When you send in a sample of your breast milk, you’ll receive a detailed analysis of its nutritional content and any environmental toxins, as well as dietary recommendations. The test focuses on nutrients that are important for infant development and whose levels can be modified by changes to your diet.

Your results are delivered via email in a PDF format, so you can easily print them to discuss with your doctor. We recommend reviewing results with your healthcare providers before making changes to your diet, vitamins or supplements.

How It Works

The biggest bonus: You don’t need to visit a doctor’s office or lab to deliver your sample. You pump at home and mail in your breast milk to receive detailed results, sent to you by email in an easy-to-understand format.

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The test results reveal your milk’s levels of specific nutrients, explaining why each nutrient is important for your baby and sharing dietary modifications you can make.

How It Was Started

Lactation Lab was developed by a family physician and mother of two, Dr. Stephanie Canale, MD. Her second child was born underweight and had trouble gaining, and Dr. Canale wanted to know more about her milk quality. Dr. Canale now uses the kits in her practice.

What Your Options Are

There are two kinds of test kits. The basic kit analyzes your breast milk for calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat. A premium kit also tests for calcium, iron, and several vitamins and fatty acids, as well as toxins including lead and mercury.

The basic kit sells for $169*, and the premium kit is $399*.

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How to Get One

Visit the Lactation Lab website for more information or to order your test kit.

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— Eva Ingvarson Cerise

*Prices were accurate at time of publication.

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