FB Breast Milk Sugars May Help Babies Fight Deadly Group B Strep

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Breast Milk Sugars May Help Babies Fight Deadly Group B Strep

Breast Milk Sugars May Help Babies Fight Deadly Group B Strep

Last month, American researchers published a study revealing that breastmilk may have the ability to inhibit the growth of a potentially fatal infection known as Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Strep, GBS). Approximately one-sixth to one-third of women carry the GBS bacterium. It’s rather harmless to a mother, but can be passed to a baby during birth. If the bacteria enter the baby’s lungs it can get into the bloodstream and cause sepsis and meningitis. Researchers found that certain sugars contained in breast milk, known as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), have the ability to reduce the rate of bacterial growth. Scientists successfully added HMO sugars to antibiotics to further inhibit the growth of the GBS bacterium.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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