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What antibodies are transferred from mother to neonate through milk?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: All

This is the source of what is known as passive immunity.
If mom has protective antibodies she passes them to her infant in the breast milk. That is one of the reasons that breast feeding is so valuable.

In brief: All

This is the source of what is known as passive immunity.
If mom has protective antibodies she passes them to her infant in the breast milk. That is one of the reasons that breast feeding is so valuable.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: IGA

The antibodies are secretory IGA.
These are nonspecific and help prevent any germs from attaching to the tissues inside the digestive tract, reducing the frequency of illness. They are not the specific antibodies to things like viruses, measles, etc. that are transferred in the womb during pregnancy.

In brief: IGA

The antibodies are secretory IGA.
These are nonspecific and help prevent any germs from attaching to the tissues inside the digestive tract, reducing the frequency of illness. They are not the specific antibodies to things like viruses, measles, etc. that are transferred in the womb during pregnancy.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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