Summary of Workshop: Potentially Harmful Effects of Human Milk Upon the Recipient Infant

  • William C. Heird


The presentations in this section addressed some of the potentially harmful effects of human milk upon the recipient infant. These included: transmission of viral infection via milk; transmission of drugs via milk; deposition in developing tissues of the trans-fatty acids present in most milks; sensitization of the infant secondary to transfer of foreign antigens via milk; vitamin K deficiency and hemorrhagic disease of the newborn secondary to the low vitamin K content of human milk.


Human Milk Lactate Woman Foreign Antigen Maternal Factor Cholestatic Liver Disease 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • William C. Heird
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsCollege of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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