Bile salts in breast milk

Eur J Pediatr. 1983 Apr;140(2):126-7. doi: 10.1007/BF00441660.


Breast milk was studied for the presence of bile salts. Cholate and chenodeoxycholate were found in all samples examined. In both colostrum and milk there was a predominance of cholate. Their biological activity remains to be determined.

MeSH terms

  • Bile Acids and Salts / analysis*
  • Chenodeoxycholic Acid / analysis
  • Cholic Acids / analysis
  • Colostrum / analysis
  • Humans
  • Milk, Human / analysis*


  • Bile Acids and Salts
  • Cholic Acids
  • Chenodeoxycholic Acid