Mothers could transfer LIFE-LONG protection against infection to their children by breastfeeding, reveals ‘remarkable’ study on mice

Mi newborn son Miguel having a go at his mothers breast

Immune protection passed on through a mother’s milk could last for years longer than expected, according to scientists.

Tests on mice found mothers which had recovered from an infection could pass on their immunity through breast milk with long-lasting effects.

In one case, a baby mouse became protected from a worm infection for their entire lives, researchers said.

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