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Studies have shown that human milk can also protect against necrotizing enterocolitis, a disease that causes serious damage to babies’ intestines.
Breastmilk has been shown to considerably reduce the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis, a gut infection that mainly affects premature babies and has a high mortality rate.
Researchers estimate that 12 percent of preterm infants weighing less than 3.3 pounds will develop necrotizing enterocolitis and that 30 percent of them will not survive.
Ginhoux and his colleagues also note that high levels of TNF-alpha are common in some types of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, and necrotizing enterocolitis, an out-of-control immune reaction that often afflicts premature infants.
Immune-boosting factors of breast milk also work to ward off development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating intestinal disorder that affects 12 percent of premature babies and claims the lives of one in four.
Patients also have a high risk of getting enterocolitis, or inflammation of the colon and the small intestine.
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