oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Immunity and nutrition : nutrition
Breastfeeding protects babies against infection and has long-term beneficial effects on metabolism and disease, later in life. Human milk is perfectly formulated to strengthen the newborn's defence mechanisms against organisms and foreign substances that may be harmful to the baby. <BR>This article will discuss the important role the gastrointestinal (GI) tract plays in the immunity of neonates.
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