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Antibodies in breast milk play a key role in the development of the gut and may be considered as an additive for formula feeds...

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Re: Should antibody IgA be added to infant formula feed?
« Reply #1 on: 07/02/2014 13:00:11 »
The article did not discuss Colostrum.

How much benefit would be received from say 1 week of breast feeding followed by long-term formula feeding?

Is there access to Immunoglobulins without human milk or blood products?  Cattle IgA and IgG may not be sufficient. 

Apparently there are Milk Banks, especially important for NICU babies.
 

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Re: Should antibody IgA be added to infant formula feed?
« Reply #2 on: 07/02/2014 14:29:54 »
I question how they would get the levels or the specificity just right. And if you accidentally oversupplied infants with passive IgA immunoglobulins, would it prevent them from developing their own?
 

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