Intestinal Adherent Bacteria and Bacterial Translocation in Breast-Fed and Formula-Fed Rats in Relation to Susceptibility to Infection

@article{Nakayama2003IntestinalAB,
  title={Intestinal Adherent Bacteria and Bacterial Translocation in Breast-Fed and Formula-Fed Rats in Relation to Susceptibility to Infection},
  author={Makiko Nakayama and Masako Yajima and Seiko Hatano and Takaji Yajima and Tamotsu Kuwata},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={54},
  pages={364-371}
}
The barrier function of the intestinal mucosa is immature in the newborn mammal, and is strengthened by breast milk. We investigated this effect of breast milk by comparing the susceptibility to infection assessed in terms of adherent bacterial colonization of the intestinal tissue (AdC) and bacterial translocation (BT) between breast-fed and formula-fed newborn rats. Three-day-old rat pups were assigned to one of three groups: mother-reared (MR), pseudo-cannulated (sham), and artificially… CONTINUE READING