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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Apr;24(4):381-2.

Breast milk as a source of late onset neonatal sepsis.

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Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8.


Neonatal sepsis can be a life-threatening complication in preterm neonates. We present the clinical course of 3 preterm neonates, 1 with recurrent sepsis and 2 with late onset sepsis attributed to ingestion of breast milk containing pathogenic organisms. Breast milk should be considered as a potential source of infection in neonates with recurrent infections or when infections occur simultaneously in siblings.

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