Lactoferrin Content in Feces in Ileostomy-operated Children Fed Human Milk
Lactoferrin (LF) is the major iron-binding protein in human milk, but it also occurs in other body fluids, e.g., tears, saliva and pancreatic juice. Human milk is unusually rich in lactoferrin which constitutes one of the three dominating whey proteins, the others being α-lactalbumin and secretory IgA . Lactoferrin has been shown to inhibit the growth of microorganisms in vitro  but so far there is meager information regarding the bacteriostatic effect in vivo.
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