A new study reveals that mother’s milk may boost the gut immune of the baby as it contains antibodies along with gut microbes.Breast milk contains Immunoglobulin A (IgA), Immunoglobulin G2b (IgG2b), and immunoglobulin G3 (IgG3).
This study was conducted in University of California-Berkeley. It gives a real proof that breast milk is very crucial for newborn’s health. The breast milk helps in development of adaptive immunity in later years of life.
When the child is born, suddenly the infant is exposed to bacteria from the wider world. The body adapts to tolerate many bacterial species and the relationship is regarded as mutually beneficial as gut bacteria aid digestion help prevent infection and enhance immune function.
Mother’s milk is best for baby as it prevents the baby from several infections and chronic diseases. It has been found that breast milk is loaded with almost all nutrients to meet baby needs. It also contains antibodies which help to fight off virus and bacteria.
The antibodies present in mother's breast milk helps the antibody of newborn to acclimatize in environmental conditions. This, in turn, boosts the gut microbes of the infant for establishing boundaries and balance between gut microbes and the mammalian host.
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