Softić, Izeta; Atić, Nedima
January 2007
Pedijatrija Danas: Pediatrics Today;2007, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p33
Academic Journal
Breastfeeding is superior to infant formula feeding, it has many advantages because it protects neonates against infections when the immune system is immature. Breast milk has special components that provide immunologic protection and a beneficial effect on intestinal flora. Through bioactive factors in human milk breastfeeding strengthens the host defences against: sepsis, respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary infections. The protective effect of breastfeeding against infections is fundamental for breastfeeding support and promotion as the best food for neonates.


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