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Immunology of breast milk

Overview of attention for article published in Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, September 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#22 of 887)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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4 Facebook pages
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2 Wikipedia pages
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Title
Immunology of breast milk
Published in
Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, September 2016
DOI 10.1590/1806-9282.62.06.584
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Authors

Patricia Palmeira, Magda Carneiro-Sampaio

Abstract

In the critical phase of immunological immaturity of the newborn, particularly for the immune system of mucous membranes, infants receive large amounts of bioactive components through colostrum and breast milk. Colostrum is the most potent natural immune booster known to science. Breastfeeding protects infants against infections mainly via secretory IgA (SIgA) antibodies, but also via other various bioactive factors. It is striking that the defense factors of human milk function without causing inflammation; some components are even anti-inflammatory. Protection against infections has been well evidenced during lactation against, e.g., acute and prolonged diarrhea, respiratory tract infections, including otitis media, urinary tract infection, neonatal septicemia, and necrotizing enterocolitis. The milk's immunity content changes over time. In the early stages of lactation, IgA, anti-inflammatory factors and, more likely, immunologically active cells provide additional support for the immature immune system of the neonate. After this period, breast milk continues to adapt extraordinarily to the infant's ontogeny and needs regarding immune protection and nutrition. The need to encourage breastfeeding is therefore justifiable, at least during the first 6 months of life, when the infant's secretory IgA production is insignificant.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 <1%
Unknown 394 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 61 15%
Student > Master 58 15%
Researcher 43 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 6%
Student > Postgraduate 24 6%
Other 57 14%
Unknown 127 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 100 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 50 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 21 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 5%
Other 32 8%
Unknown 141 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 May 2022.
All research outputs
#2,264,802
of 21,370,427 outputs
Outputs from Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
#22
of 887 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#44,145
of 283,091 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
#2
of 12 outputs
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