Breastfeeding and Pertussis Protection

August 3, 2017 by: Pediatrics for Parents staff Article Tags: ,

The Question: Does breastfeeding protect unimmunized infants from pertussis? The Study: The 61 infants in this study who were admitted to the hospital for pertussis (whooping cough) were under six months old and unimmunized for pertussis. The control group was 235 infants admitted for an ultrasound screening. The levels of antibodies for pertussis were measured…

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