Non-nutritional use of breast milk.

@article{PiskorskaJasiulewicz2017NonnutritionalUO,
  title={Non-nutritional use of breast milk.},
  author={Magdalena Maria Piskorska-Jasiulewicz and Malgorzata Witkowska-Zimny},
  journal={Postepy higieny i medycyny doswiadczalnej},
  year={2017},
  volume={71 0},
  pages={
          860-866
        }
}
Mammals milk, in addition to nutrients, contains many biologically active substances including immunoglobulins, growth factors, cytokines, acute phase proteins, and antimicrobial and antiviral proteins. Thanks to its unique composition, for hundreds of years it is used in post-natal care, treatment of wounds, as well as to fight bacterial and viral infections. The discovery of stem cells and HAMLET complex in breast milk resulted in increased interest in human breast milk as a natural medicine… 

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