Breast feeding: overview and breast milk immunology.

  title={Breast feeding: overview and breast milk immunology.},
  author={Lars {\AA}ke Hanson and Mirjana Hahn-Zoric and M Berndes and Rifat Ashraf and Veronica H{\'e}rias and Fehmida Jalil and Tariq Iqbal Bhutta and Akmal Laeeq and Inger Mattsby-Baltzer},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Japonica : Overseas edition},
  volume={36 5},
The transfer of host defence capacity to the human offspring provides a remarkable model of passive transfer of immunity. In fact it may also provide an example of active immunization. The transfer of mucosal protection via breast feeding offers many additional advantages for the mother and infant. Through its contraceptive effects it increases the spacing between births, thus diminshing the infant mortality and the burden on the mother. It also enhances bonding between mother and child, it… CONTINUE READING


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