|The benefits of breastfeeding have long been publicised, but now scientists claim to have identified a molecule which plays a central role in a mother's ability to pass on immunity to her baby.
For several years before women become pregnant, their cells that produce antibodies against intestinal infections travel around her circulatory system, frequently making diversions to her intestines.
However as soon as a woman gives birth and starts lactating, some of these antibody-producing cells make a bee-line towards her breasts.
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