Bovine Colostrum & Infant Health: The Importance of Colostrum for Infants Who Are Not Breastfed
Maternal milk offers passive protection to a newborn infant against enteric pathogens, primarily via the transfer of immunoglobulins and growth factors from mother to infant. If a woman is unable to breastfeed, her newborn can greatly benefit from bovine colostrum. Research shows that bovine antibodies in colostrum can be effective in the prevention or treatment of both human and animal diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and fungi. Additionally, growth factors in colostrum help the newborn's gut mature and complete its development.
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