Breast Milk May Protect Babies Against Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Breast Milk May Protect Babies Against Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Being fed with breast milk may protect infants against the potentially lethal gastrointestinal disease necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which particularly strikes premature children. The findings are from a study conducted at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which showed that a protein called neuregulin-4 (NRG4), found in breast milk but not in formula feeding, may protect the intestine against the

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