oa South African Family Practice - Patient information : safety in bottle feeding and safe preparation : review article

Volume 47, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2005;47(10) 54 Patient Information Safety in Bottle feeding and Safe Preparation Rees L, RD (SA) Correspondence: lrees@telkomsa.co.za (SA Fam Pract 2005;47(10): 54) Infants are born with a natural immune system from their mothers. The effectiveness of this natural immune system drops significantly over the first two months, until after 8 weeks infants begin to build up their own immune resistance to pathogenic diseases. However, during this time, their immune resistance is very weak compared with that of an adult, their being especially vulnerable to bacteria which cause diarrhoea. It is for this reason that extra care ..

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