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Resistance of the breast-fed infant to gastroenteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4934188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From in-vitro studies of breast and cow's milk preparations, and of the faeces from breast-fed and bottle-fed infants, a number of factors seemed likely to influence the production and maintenance of a lactobacillary flora and low pH in the faeces of newborn infants. These were mainly attributable to the nature of the feed. It is suggested that responsible factors in breast milk include its high lactose, low protein, low phosphate content, together with its poor buffering capacity. Importance is also attached to the fact that breast milk seems to provide a fluid feed of small bulk and low residue, and that its use is unlikely to include periods of starvation. Cow's milk, on the other hand, which has a low lactose, high protein, high phosphate content, and a high buffering capacity, is a relatively bulky, high-residue feed. Feeding regimens which employ it are likely to include periods of starvation.
C L Bullen; A T Willis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1971 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1971-09-16     Completed Date:  1971-09-16     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-43     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Escherichia coli / growth & development,  isolation & purification
Feces / microbiology
Gastroenteritis / prevention & control*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infant, Newborn
Lactobacillus / growth & development,  isolation & purification
Lactoglobulins / analysis
Lactose / analysis
Milk / analysis
Milk, Human / analysis
Phosphates / analysis
Starvation / etiology
Water / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Buffers; 0/Lactoglobulins; 0/Phosphates; 63-42-3/Lactose; 7732-18-5/Water

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