Antiinfective properties of human milk.

  title={Antiinfective properties of human milk.},
  author={Gaetano Chirico and Roberto Marzollo and Sheila Cortinovis and Chiara Fonte and Antonella Gasparoni},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={138 9},
The unfavorable effects of neonatal immunodeficiency are limited by some naturally occurring compensatory mechanisms, such as the introduction of protective and immunological components of human milk in the infant. Breast-feeding maintains the maternal-fetal immunological link after birth, may favor the transmission of immunocompetence from the mother to her infant, and is considered an important contributory factor to the neonatal immune defense system during a delicate and crucial period for… CONTINUE READING

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