How breastmilk protects babies

Newman, Jack
January 1997
Mothering;Jan-Mar97, Issue 82, p62
Identifies components of breastmilk that are beneficial to a newborn's health. Role of breastmilk in helping newborns produce their own protection from infection; Mucosal immunity provided by breastmilk; Role of the secretory IgA antibody in protecting babies from infection; Physiological roles of mucins, oligosaccharides, growth factors and the bacteria, Lactobacillus bifidus, in the baby's development.


Related Articles

  • Passing on Good Taste. Eller, Daryn // Parenting;Dec98/Jan99, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p284 

    Details the reason for breastfeeding an infant. How breast milk helps transmit food flavors to infant.

  • Breast time for baby. Marandino, Cristin // Vegetarian Times;Jul98, Issue 251, p16 

    Notes a study from the University of Indiana in Bloomington which found that the level of antibodies passed from mother to infant in breastmilk fell by almost 50% immediately following a vigorous exercise. Advise to mothers regarding timing of feeding.

  • Nursing Pals. Pope, Kathryn // Parenting;Jun/Jul2001, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p60 

    Provides information on breastfeeding among career mothers. Storage of breast milk; Details on the buddy system developed by CIGNA employees to help breastfeeding mothers; Partnership between nursing buddies and mothers.

  • Breastfeeding Coalition of the Uniformed Services (BCUS).  // Military Medicine;Spring2010 AMSUS Newsletter, p6 

    The article reports on the Joint Commission's new Perinatal Care core measure set. The set comprises measures including elective delivery, Cesarean section, and antenatal steroids. Such document focuses on exclusive breast milk feeding core measure and aims to help hospitals and maternity...

  • Maloney bill would give breastfeeding moms a break.  // Mothering;Jul/Aug98, Issue 89, p62 

    Discusses the issue concerning breastfeeding in the workplace. Efforts of several states in the United States to enact legislation protecting women when breastfeeding in public; Some pronouncements on the importance of breastmilk issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics; Information on the...

  • Mommy milk. Citron, Anjelina // Mothering;Jul-Sep97, Issue 84, p68 

    Relates how the author gave honor to the end of breastfeeding her children by making breastmilk into a sourdough starter. Making of bread out of six baggies of `mommymilk.' INSET: Make your mommy milk starter..

  • The Benefits of Breastfeeding, Take Two. Mazel, Sharon // Parenting;Jun/Jul2002, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p37 

    Presents the results of a study on breastfeeding.

  • Will you be able to breastfeed? Fallows, Carol // Australia's Parents;Dec98/Jan99, Issue 108, p44 

    Covers information on breastfeeding. Importance of breastfeeding; Changes in the breast during pregnancy; Production of breast milk.

  • When breastfeeding is a problem. Kelly, Elizabeth // Australian Women's Weekly;Jul2002, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p149 

    Focuses on mothers' frustrations in breast feeding. Reasons for the ineffectiveness of breast feeding; Preparation of other milk formulas.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics