CMV Transmission & Breast Milk

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

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Read the Innovating Practice research overview and summaries now

  • 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 Infants Born to Cytomegaloviirus-seropositive Mothers Fed with Their Mother's Milk: a Prospective Study (article is unavailable)

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