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CMV Transmission & Breastmilk

Breastmilk - with all of its bioactive, immunological, anti-inflamatory and nutritive components - is generally believed to be the most beneficial form of nourishment for human infants. However, breastmilk is also a mode of cytomegalovirus (CMV) transmission to infants.

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  • Transmission of Cytomegalovirus Via Breast Milk to the Prematurely Born infant: A Systemic Review - journal article 
  • Transmission of Cytomegalovirus Via Breast Milk in Extremely Premature Infants - journal article
  • Very Low Birth Weight Invants Born to Cytomegaloviirus-seropositive Mothers Fed with Their Mother's Milk: a Prospective Study - journal article
     

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