Immune factors in breast milk and the development of atopic disease.

@article{Iyengar2012ImmuneFI,
  title={Immune factors in breast milk and the development of atopic disease.},
  author={Shuba R Iyengar and W. Allan Walker},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={641-7}
}
Breast-feeding provides protection against infections and contains numerous factors that modulate and promote the development of the infant immune system. These factors include secretory IgA, antimicrobial proteins like CD14, cytokines, and fatty acids. Studies examining the role of breast-feeding in the development of allergic disease in infants demonstrate potentially protective as well as neutral or nonprotective effects, likely due to the heterogeneity in their study design. In this… CONTINUE READING
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