Welcome To Vaccine Awareness Network
Updated 1 August 2014
 
 
Vaccines And How They Are Made
The chemicals that go into vaccination, includes info on expanded vaccine schedule - newly updated 1 August 2014
 
 
Your Immune System, How It Works And How Vaccines Damage It
Vaccines and Immune Dysfunction - updated 22 March 2014
 
 
The Herd Immunity Theory - Treating Our Children Like Cattle
The Herd Immunity Theory - updated 28 February 2013
 
 
Did Vaccines Really Halt Killer Diseases?
Did Vaccines Really Stop Diseases? A look at history - updated 10 April 2010 with modern day victim of smallpox vaccine
 
 
Vaccination And Abortion
The Use Of Foetal Tissue in Vaccines - newly updated 15 March 2012
 
 
Vaccines: A Religious Contention
Vaccines: A Religious Contention - updated 17 December 2009
 
 
Pediacel 5-in-1 Super Jab
5 in 1 vaccine - updated 26 August 2012.
 
 
Manufacturer's Information About Pediacel 5-in-1 Vaccine
 
 
Autism and Cerebral Palsy From DPT Vaccine
Maryamber's Story - and other Cerebral Palsy after Vaccination Cases, updated 13 April 2010
 
 
Gardasil and Cervarix - The Cervical Cancer Vaccines
Gardasil and Cervarix - The Cervical Cancer Vaccine - now updated 31 March 2010 - Spain Withdraws Batch Of HPV Vaccine
 
 
Gardasil Vaccines Continued
Gardasil Vaccine Continued And Cases Of Gardasil/Cervarix Damage And Death, updated 10 August 2014
 
 
Prevnar Vaccination
Prevnar and Pneumonia Vaccinations, including info on PCV 13, updated 3 February 2012
 
 
Travel Vaccines
Travel Vaccines - updated 2 July 2014
 
 
Tetanus Vaccine
Tetanus Vaccine - updated 6 May 2012
 
 
MMR, Single Vaccines And MMRV Vaccine
MMR and Single Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines and MMRV information - updated 17 April 2014 - NEW COURT RULING SHOWING MMR CAUSED ASD! Contains Graphic Damage Photo.
 
 
Killer Measles Vaccine Is Withdrawn And Other Vaccine Death Cases
Four Babies Killed In Measles Vaccine Campaign - updated 26 August 2012 with more deaths, PAGE FULL.
 
 
Infant Vaccines Produce Autism Symptoms In Primates
Shots Cause Autism In Monkeys
 
 
If You Don't Want The MMR We'll Force You and Other Vaccination Force Stories
Bully Boy Tactics Proposed - includes case of forced vaccination with various vaccines, updated 27 March 2014
 
 
Meningitis C Vaccine
Various articles and citations - updated 30 August 2012
 
 
Hepatitis B Vaccine...aluminium....thimerosal (mercury)....yeast...but don't worry, it's gluten free!
Hep B Manufacturer's Information - updated with details of court admitted MS and Death Caused By Hep B Vaccine, updated 18 November 2012
 
 
Hepatitis B Vaccine Kills Baby and other Vaccine Death Cases
Updated 28 July 2014
 
 
Vaccine Companies Investigated For Manslaughter and other Vaccine Court Cases
And Other Vaccine Companies/Doctors On Trial For Vaccine Deaths, Injuries and Fraud - Updated 2 July 2014, now including Investigations into Swine Flu Scam
 
 
Iatrogenic Child Abuse
Iatrogenic child abuse: vaccinations and other medical abuse of children by doctors - Updated 14 April 2014
 
 
Bullying, Rude and Discriminatory Doctors who Forget Vaccines are a CHOICE
Updated 27 February 2014
 
 
My Fight For Health After Vaccination
A Vaccine Damage Case - updated 6 March 2012 to include my friend's and relatives vaccine damage cases
 
 
Vaccine Injury Photos From The CDC
WARNING! Very Graphic Vaccine Damage Pictures. Don't Look If Easily Upset - updated 27 February 2014
 
 
Vaccine Debate Page
A Place Where You Can Send Your Views On Vaccines And Health - updated 21 August 2011
 
 
Vaccination And Your Legal Rights
Your Legal Right To Own Your Own Body - updated 16 August 2009 with new information
 
 
Vaccination DESTROYS Natural Immunity!
Transplacental and Breast Milk Immunity and How they are Diminished by Vaccination - new page 10 May 2013
 
 
Disease Killing Properties Of Breast Milk
Immunising Your Baby With Breast Milk - updated 18 June 2012
 
 
Polio: The Disease, the Vaccine and the Controversies
NEW Page - updated 26 August 2012
 
 
Baby Gallery
Unvaccinated Bundles of Joy! - updated 8 May 2013
 
 
The Home Birth Pages - My Story
The Hospital Birth Experience
 
 
The Home Birth Pages
My Unassisted Childbirth - Reclaiming My Femininity - updated 17 May 2012
 
 
The Home Birth Pages - British Maternity Care (The Bullying I got When Pregnant with Yanny)
My Struggle To Have A Natural Pregnancy With The NHS - updated 5 May 2012
 
 
The Home Birth Pages - Yanny's Unhindered Home Birth
My Baby's Unhindered Home Birth - updated 6 May 2012
 
 
Home Birth And Your Legal Rights. How To Have A Natural Birth
Your Right To Birth Without Violence And Other Home Birth Issues - updated 17 May 2012
 
 
THE DANGERS OF EPISIOTOMY
And Tips For Easing Pain. Updated 6 May 2012
 
 
Obstetric Myths and Realities
Caesareans and Breech Births - updated 17 May 2010
 
 
Vaccine Information For Pregnant Women
What You Should Know If Considering A Vaccination During Pregnancy - updated 2 August 2014 - ALERT: MISCARRIAGES AND STILLBIRTHS AFTER H1N1 VACCINE!!
 
 
Home Education Photo Diary
Photo Diary of Child Friendly Home Schooling - updated 7 August 2009 - PAGE FULL, WILL ADD NEW ONE LATER.
 
 
Home Education Photo Diary
Page two of my children's home schooling - updated 10 February 2013
 
 
Home Education And Your Legal Rights
Updated 3 March 2012.
 
 
Dangers Of Formula Milk
Formula Milk Is NOT As Good As Breast Milk And Is Not A Breast Milk Substitute! Updated 14 June 2012
 
 
Vitamin K: Does Your Baby Really Need It?
Updated 6 May 2012
 
 
Mercury Free Vaccines Still Have Mercury In Them
What's Not On The Label
 
 
Pro-Vaccine Arguments
VS. Medical Evidence - updated 17 April 2014
 
 
Pro-Vaccine Arguments Page 2
VS. Medical Evidence - NEW page completed on 25th August 2012
 
 
Vaccine Shedding
The spreading of viruses and bacteria via vaccination. Includes Information on the symptoms and treatment of measles. Updated 17 May 2014
 
 
Why I Don't Vaccinate My Children
And The Birth of VAN UK - updated 11 April 2014
 
 
Six Reasons Why I Don't Vaccinate My Children
Some of the reasons I don't vaccinate, from my blog, 7th October 2012
 
 
Vaccines And Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
The Link Between Vaccines And SIDS - updated 2 July 2014
 
 
Midwives And Health Professionals Against Vaccination
Updated 11 April 2014
 
 
Media Censorship of Vaccine News
Updated 2 June 2012.
 
 
BCG Vaccine
BCG vaccine information - new page 4 August 2012
 
 
Homeopathic Vaccination
Updated 7 October 2012
 
 
Boy Partially Losses Hearing After Vaccination
Updated 22nd August 2012 with more deafness and blindness after MMR cases
 
 
Delaying Vaccination Cuts Asthma Risk (and Other Allergies Related to Vaccines).
Citation in the Journal of Allergy And Clinical Immunology and Info on Vaccines and Auto-Immunity - Updated 16 May 2014
 
 
Vaccines, Mercury, Aluminium and Autism Studies
With link to http://www.mercurymadness.org. Manufacturer's Say Vaccines Cause Autism! - updated 1 August 2014
 
 
Contraindications (people who shouldn't be vaccinated) and side-effects From The Merck Manual (vaccine manufacturer)
Medical Information On Who Should Not Have Vaccines - Merck and GP Notebook - updated 6 September 2009
 
 
Flu Vaccines
Updated 22 March 2014
 
 
Swine Flu Epidemic/ H1N1 Vaccine Deaths and Injuries
Created By Lab Blunder - now recording deaths and injuries from jab - page now full.
 
 
Swine Flu Vaccine
Ingredients and other information - updated 2 July 2014
 
 
Tamiflu
What You Should Know About Tamiflu - updated 13 April 2014
 
 
More Educated Mothers Are Less Likely To Vaccinate
A New Study Shows That University Educated Mums Are More Likely To Refuse Vaccines And Other Studies Showing Educated Mothers Refusing Vaccines - updated 27 February 2014
 
 
Diseases In The Vaccinated
Medical Studies And Reports Showing Vaccines Do Not Immunise - Updated 25 April 2009
 
 
Diseases In The Vaccinated Page 2
Page Full.
 
 
Diseases in the Vaccinated - Page 3
Vaccine 'Preventable' Diseases Occuring in the Vaccinated- NEW PAGE. 28 July 2014
 
 
Seven School Kids Taken To Hospital After Vaccines and Other Vaccine Disasters
Kids sicken after DT/IPV Vaccines - and other reactions after vaccination drives, updated 21 February 2013
 
 
Infant Mortality Rates Fall Where 'Immunisation' Rates Are Low
Infant Mortality Rates Fall In Line With Lowering Vaccination Rates - updated 31 January 2013
 
 
Chickenpox: Is It Really A Killer Disease?
Suddenly this benign childhood illness has turned into a 'deadly killer' because they are introducing a vaccine - updated 31 January 2013
 
 
Selective Vaccination
If You Decide To Vaccinate - updated 30 January 2013
 
 
Vaccine Damage Payments Unit
How To Make A Claim For Compensation If Your Loved One Is Vaccine Injured - updated 23 March 2009
 
 
Legal Help For Vaccine Damage And Pro-Choice Issues
Solicitor/Lawyer Information - updated 2 June 2012
 
 
Treating Childhood Illnesses
These days, doctors and parents have lost the art of actually nursing their child through a normal childhood illness. Here we tell you the symptoms and treatment of measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, rotavirus and whooping cough - updated 15 June 2012
 
 
Childhood Diseases Can Be Good For Your Child!
Studies showing childhood diseases reduce autoimmunity - updated 21 November 2010
 
 
Stupid Medical Advice Which Has Been Consigned To History Books
Updated 12 April 2012
 
 
Double Standards - it's not okay to ingest this but fine if we inject it
Authorities Admitting Concern Over Chemicals Used In Other Products That Are Also Used In Vaccines - updated 30 January 2013
 
 
Ian's Life
A page dedicated to a little boy who died of an adverse reaction to Hepatitis B vaccine. WARNING: graphic vaccine damage picture
 
 
Animal Vaccines
The Dangers of Animal Vaccines and naturally rearing animals - updated 16 May 2014
 
 
Remember My Name
Honouring Those Who Have Died From Vaccination - updated 15 April 2012
 
 
Remember My Name - Page 2
Honouring Those Who Have Died From Vaccination - Page 2, updated 28 July 2014
 
 
Vaccines, BSE and vCJD
In Memory of Andy Black - WARNING, GRAPHIC PHOTOS, DON'T LOOK IF EASILY UPSET - updated 2 August 2012
 
 
Vaccination: An Ecological Disaster
Environmental Reasons Why Vaccines Aren't so Great. 2% of World HIV Cases Caused By Vaccines. NEW PAGE.
 
 
Skewed Statistics
How Studies are 'Doctored' to Make Vaccines Seem More Effective - NEW page! updated 8 August 2012
 
 
Youth Page
Under 18's Page - Know Your Vaccination Rights - Updated 25 June 2012
 
 
Take Vaccines Out of Schools Campaign!
Example letters you can use to complain about the use of vaccination in schools - updated 23 June 2012
 
 
Vaccines Didn't Save Us From Smallpox
Historical Evidence Against Vaccination and Historical Vaccine Death Cases
 
 
A Parent's Guide against Pro-Vaccine Pediatricians
NEW PAGE - Countering Pro-Vaccine Arguments, 30th April 2012
 
 
Rotavirus Vaccine
Rotavirus Vaccine - another vaccine added to the UK schedule - 22 March 2014
 
 
The Problems with Vaccinating Premature Babies
New page. Completed 2nd June 2014
 
 
Paracetamol (Acetaminophen), Ibuprofen and Vaccines
New Page - updated 13 April 2014
 
 
Vaccines and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
 
 
Donate To VAN UK to Keep This Website Running!
Donate To VAN UK to Keep This Website Running!
 
 
Letters To VAN UK
About vaccination and it's affects - updated 11 April 2014
 
 
Guest Book
Comments are Moderated (Polite Messages Only)- Moderated 27 February 2014).
 
 
Contact Us
Contact Us - updated 15 August 2014
 
 

Disease Killing Properties Of Breast Milk

Pediatricians spend much time frightening parents with something like a 1 in 100,000 combined risk from vaccine-preventable diseases when parents question the utility and safety of vaccines…. Yet these very same professionals offer formula samples

with the other hand – when the magnitude of health risks associated with the use of formula is 500 times greater." - Dr. Linda Folden Palmer, 'The Deadly Influence of Formula'.


One of the most important things you can do for your baby is breast feed him. Breast milk is important because:

1. It is species appropriate milk. Human milk is meant for human babies.

2. It contains exactly the right levels of nutrients that he needs, unlike formula which is cow's milk and tailored to a calf.

3. It contains long chain fatty acids essential for human brain growth, not included in most formulas.

4. It contains antibodies to disease and white blood cells for the immune system, not present in formula.

5. It fulfils a baby's biological need to breast feed from it's mother and helps to safeguard the baby's emotional health throughout life.

6. Breast feeding mums don't get as much breast cancer as mums who have never breast fed.

Breast Milk Kills Cancer!

One of the reasons we now have 1 in 3 people affected by cancer is that we are seeing a whole generation of people who were brought up on formula milk.

A few years ago immunology student, Anders Hakansson1, of Lund University, Sweden, was experimenting by mixing human milk, cancer cells and bacteria. To his surprise the cancer cells were "acting up". Their volume was decreasing and their nuclei shrinking. Hakansson's supervisor, Catharina Svanborg, quickly recognized that the cancer cells were committing suicide. The phenomenon of apoptosis, whereby the body rids itself of old and unnecessary cells was well known, however for this to occur with cancer cells was unknown as their usual pattern is to reproduce in an uncontrolled fashion. Something in the breastmilk caused the cancer cells to self-destruct. Svanborg and her team had already done extensive investigation in the ability of breastmilk to protect the gut lining from invasive bacteria such as pneumococcus that causes the increased rates of upper respiratory tract infections and otitis media in children not breastfed. And so they began to track down the cancer-killing component in breastmilk. Then in 1995 they reported2 that the protein alpha-lactalbumin, or alpha-lac for short, was capable of targeting not only cancer cells but also other immature and rapidly growing cells, leaving stable, mature cells for growth and development. Alpha-lac's amazing capabilities may explain in part why formula fed infants suffer from increased rates of infectious diseases as well as childhood cancers.

References:
1. Discover Magazine, June 30, 1999

2. Hakahsson, A. et al. Apoptosis induced by a human milk protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 92:8064-8068, 1995

Breast Milk Kills Polio Says Inventor Of Polio Vaccine!

Did you know that Albert Sabin, inventor of the oral polio vaccine, did the first study on the anti-polio properties of breast milk? He infected mice with polio and then took breast milk from 71 American women and fed it to the mice. The breast milk had an 84% success rate at neutralising polio. (Albert Sabin and Howard Fieldsteel, 'Anti-poliomyelitic Activity of Human and Bovine Colostrum and Milk', Journal of Pediatrics, 29 (1962).

Breast Milk Protects Against HIB and Meningitis

According to the journal of epidemiology, breast milk protects against HIB for up to 10 years after you have stopped breast feeding.

'For each week of breast feeding, the protection improved.' (Journal of Epidemiology, 1997, 26: 443-450).

Breast Milk Protects Against Whooping Cough, Strep B, HIB and Meningitis!

Tropical Pediatrics also found significant amounts of antibodies in breast milk to whooping cough, HIB, strep B infection and meningitis.

'Samples may indicate a protective role for breast milk against the four infections of early childhood.' Tropical Pediatrics, 1989, 4: 226-232.

Breast Milk Can Protect Against Complications From Measles

Fatality from measles in third world children was REDUCED BY ONE THIRD in breast fed children, according to:

17. Lepage P. Munyakazi C, Hennart P. Breast feeding and hospital mortality in children from Rwanda. Lancet 1981;i:40911.

Breast Milk Protects Against Rotavirus/Diarrheoa

In a study in Brazil, dehydrating diarrhoea (defined by the presence of a persistent skinfold plus at least two other signs of dehydration) was 6.0 times more frequent among non-breastfed infants than among exclusively breastfed infants. If a child already had diarrhoea, the risk of developing dehydration was 3.3 times greater for the nonbreastfed infant.

Fuchs SC. Risk factors for dehydrating diarrhea: a case-control study. Ph.D. thesis, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1993.

Victora CG, Fuchs SC, Kirkwood BR, Lombardi C, Barros FC. Breastfeeding, nutritional status and other prognostic factors for dehydration among young children with diarrhoea: a casecontrol study. Bull WHO 1992;70:467-75.

Breast Milk Protects Against Cholera

Epidemiologic studies show that breastfeeding protects against shigellosis and cholera. Breastmilk also contains antibodies against a large number of other gastrointestinal pathogens. It also protects against neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis.

Hanson LA, Ashraf R. Carlsson B. Mattsby-Baltzer I, Motas C, Hahn-Zoric M, Mata L, Herias V, Cruz JR, Lindblad BS, Karlberg J, Jalil F. The Second John Soothill Lecture: breastfeeding, infections and immunology. In: Chandra RK, ed. Nutrition and immunology. St. John's, Canada: ARTS Biomedical Publishers and Distributors, 1992:45-60.

Lucal A, Cole TJ. Breast milk and neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Lancet 1990;336:1519-23

Breast Milk Can Protect Against Pneumonia

In Rwanda non-breastfed children were twice as likely as breastfed children to die of pneumonia.

Lepage P. Munyakazi C, Hennart P. Breast feeding and hospital mortality in children from Rwanda. Lancet 1981;i:40911.


Breast Milk Reduces Cot Death By 50%!

The German Study of Sudden Infant Death is a case-control study of 333 infants who died of sudden infant death syndrome and 998 age-matched controls.

RESULTS. A total of 49.6% of cases and 82.9% of controls were breastfed at 2 weeks of age. Exclusive breastfeeding at 1 month of age halved the risk, partial breastfeeding at the age of 1 month also reduced the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, but after adjustment this risk was not significant. Being exclusively breastfed in the last month of life/before the interview reduced the risk, as did being partially breastfed. Breastfeeding survival curves showed that both partial breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding were associated with a reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

CONCLUSIONS. This study shows that breastfeeding reduced the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by ~50% at all ages throughout infancy.

Source: PEDIATRICS Vol. 123 No. 3 March 2009, pp. e406-e410.


Me breastfeeding Yanny - I look a bit tired and washed out as it was one day after delivery

Breast Milk Kills HIV!

HIV can be transmitted from mother to her child through nursing. But a surprising ingredient in an HIV-positive mother's milk may protect her baby against infection.

Researchers at Duke University have discovered an antibody in the breast milk of HIV-infected mothers that neutralizes the virus and prevents it from passing to their children.

The antibody may explain why surprisingly few breastfed infants get HIV from their mothers.

Source: Daily RX, 26th May 2012.

VAN UK'S COMMENT: Then instead of going 'Yes, let's get all women breastfeeding, how wonderful is nature?', they just go wow, we can make billions of bucks on yet more vaccines, why not, everyone formula feeds anyway. How infuriating!

Protection of Infants by Maternal Antibodies

A paper about maternal antibodies (through placenta and breast milk) states:

'Pertussis notification data from the prevaccine era provide indirect evidence that maternal antibodies provide short lived protection against fatal pertussis by demonstrating that the rate of pertussis deaths in the first month of life was approximately one-third of that in the second and third months of life.24 In contrast, pertussis surveillance data in the vaccine era no longer demonstrate a substantial difference in pertussis-related mortality between the first and second months of life (Table 1). 25 This could be the consequence of reduced levels of circulation of Bordetella pertussis in young women of childbearing age after the introduction of mass immunization.'

So women who had had pertussis as children used to be able to confer transplacental immunity to their babies which would protect them in the vulnerable neonatal period, leading to a lower death rate from pertussis in the first month of life which was lower than it is now.  After vaccination of mothers, the number of babies dying in the first month increased as a result of their vaccinated mothers having a reduced ability to confer immunity to them.  This means that vaccination is destroying natural immunity and actually putting newborns at INCREASED RISK of dying of pertussis.

Although this review stated that transplacental immunity only lasted a month, other studies say it lasts longer (and this review in particular was advocating vaccination of mothers so that should be taken into consideration when reading it).

http://journals.lww.com/pidj/Fulltext/2005/05001/Role_of_Maternal_Pertussis_Antibodies_in_Infants.12.aspx#P19

Breast Milk Stopped Mice Being Infected With Pertussis!

Colostrum samples from Indonesian mothers were assayed for antibodies which agglutinate Bordetella pertussis and for antibodies to the filamentous hemagglutinin and the lymphocytosis-promoting factor of B. pertussis. Agglutinins were assayed by a microtiter method, and 36 of 58 samples tested (62%) had titers above 1:10 (range, less than 1:10 to 1:160). An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay detected anti-filamentous hemagglutinin in 39 of 60 samples (65%) and anti-lymphocytosis-promoting factor in 26 of 60 samples assayed (43%). A total of 52 samples (87%) were positive for at least one of these antibodies. Pooled colostrum samples were separated by affinity chromatography into fractions enriched secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) or IgG and examined for their ability to passively protect suckling mice from aerosol challenge with B. pertussis. Samples (160 micrograms of protein) were given intraperitoneally 90 min before challenge. Death, rate of gain in body weight, and leukocytosis were used as indicators of illness. Colostrum containing anti-lymphocytosis-promoting factor or agglutinins was protective, whereas colostrum lacking these but containing anti-filamentous hemagglutinin gave little protection. The sIgA-enriched and IgG-enriched fractions appeared to be equal in their ability to protect against respiratory challenge with B. pertussis.

Source: Infect Immun. 1985 February; 47(2): 441–445.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC263189/

Anti-rotavirus Antibodies in Human Milk: Quantification and Neutralizing Activity

Objective: To analyze anti-rotavirus antibodies in human milk in order to determine their isotypes and neutralizing activity on rotavirus strains representing different viral serotypes.

Methods: One hundred seventy-three milk samples (65 colostrum, 55 transitional milk and 53 mature milk) obtained from 65 mothers were analyzed along with 49 serum samples collected just before delivery. Total immunoglobulin A (IgA) and rotavirus-specific IgA and immunoglobulins G (IgG) antibodies were determined in milk and serum by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Neutralizing activity was evaluated by an immunoperoxidase focus reduction assay. Milk IgA was purified by binding to the lectin jacalin, elution and ultrafiltration.

Results: Total IgA antibodies were detected in all serum and milk samples analyzed. IgA levels decreased sharply during the replacement of colostrum by transitional milk, and more gradually from transitional to mature milk. These differences in IgA concentration during the 3 periods were statistically significant. Anti-rotavirus antibodies detected in human milk were exclusively of the IgA type, whereas both IgA and IgG anti-rotavirus antibodies were present in serum samples. Both milk and serum samples showed in vitro neutralization of the infectivity of rotavirus strains SA11, Wa and VA70, this activity being stronger toward the human rotavirus strain Wa. No correlation was however found between the inhibitory effect on rotavirus and the concentrations of IgA in human milk and serum samples.

Conclusion: Anti-rotavirus antibodies are only partly responsible for the neutralizing activity detected in milk and serum. This result suggests that other components possessing suppressive activity against rotavirus must also be present.

Source:

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition:
May 2006 - Volume 42 - Issue 5 - pp 560-567, http://journals.lww.com/jpgn/Fulltext/2006/05000/Anti_rotavirus_Antibodies_in_Human_Milk_.17.aspx

VAN UK'S COMMENT: Notice the last paragraph, there is more than just antibodies that are responsible for immunity and scientists don't know what. Their understanding of natural immunity is very limited.

Breast Milk and Transplacental Immunity to Pertussis

Although acquisition of anti-pertussis antibodies by the newborn via placental transfer has been demonstrated, a subsequent recrudescence of pertussis infection is often observed, particularly in infants. The present study investigated the passive transfer of anti-pertussis IgG and IgA antibodies to term newborns and their ability to neutralize bacterial pathogenicity in an in vivo experimental model using mice intracerebrally challenged with viable Bordetella pertussis. Forty paired samples of maternal/umbilical cord sera and colostrum were obtained. Anti-pertussis antibodies were analysed by immunoenzymatic assay and by Immunoblotting. Antibody neutralizing ability was assessed through intracerebral B. pertussis challenges in mice. Anti-pertussis IgG titres were equivalent in both maternal and newborn sera (medians = 1:225 and 1:265), with a transfer rate of 118%. The colostrum samples had variable specific IgA titres (median = 1:74). The immunoblotting assays demonstrated identical recognition profiles of paired maternal and newborn serum pools but different bacterial recognition intensities by colostrum pools. In the animal model, significant differences were always observed when the serum and colostrum samples and pools were compared with the positive control (P < 0.05). Unlike samples with lower anti-pertussis titres, samples with high titres showed protective capacities above 50%. Pertussis-absorbed serum and colostrum pools protected 30% of mice and purified IgG antibodies protected 65%. Both pooled and single-sample protective abilities were correlated with antibody titres (P < 0.01). Our data demonstrated the effectiveness of anti-pertussis antibodies in bacterial pathogenesis neutralization, emphasizing the importance of placental transfer and breast-feeding in protecting infants against respiratory infections caused by Bordetella pertussis.

Source: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology

Volume 72, Issue 1, pages 66–73, July 2010, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3083.2010.02410.x/fullhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3083.2010.02410.x/full

For Help and Advice on Full Term Breastfeeding, Read The Mother Magazine. It was only Because of the Mother Mag that I learnt How Long A Baby is Supposed to Be Breastfed!


Text-only version of this page  |  Edit this page  |  Manage website  |  Website design: 2-minute-website.com