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Human milk and gut infection in the newborn

Human milk and gut infection in the newborn

British Journal of Hospital Medicine 18(3): 220-231

The author discusses factors contributing to protection against Escherichia coli and other enteric bacteria in the small intestine of breast-fed infants. Antibodies, lactoferrin and bicarbonate are important in this respect.

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