Nov 1, 1984

Antimicrobial properties and microbial contaminants of breast milk--an update

Australian Paediatric Journal
J T May

Abstract

A review of recent studies of antibacterial, antiviral and antiprotozoan factors in human breast milk is presented. Also reviewed are the microbial contaminants that have been detected in human milk with a particular focus on cytomegalovirus and rubella virus, both of which have recently been shown to infect infants via breast milk.

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Colostral IgA
Antibodies, Viral
Human Herpesvirus 5 species
Rubella
Human breast milk
Neonatal Immunity, Maternally-Acquired
Milk, Human
Microbial
Antibodies, Bacterial
Microbicides

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