Breastfeeding And It's Role In Early Development Of The Immune System in Infants

February 22, 2015 9:08 AM

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To prevent excessive, destructive, and adverse immunological reactions between mother and fetus that might lead to “immune abortion,” the immune system of the fetus is actively downregulated during pregnancy.

The immune system consists essentially of the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. The innate immune system is the sum of physical barriers, chemical barriers, and the reactivity of local nonspecific cells and cells recruited to the site of inflammation. The innate nonspecific immune...

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