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Valerie Verhasselt -v2

Breastfeeding: a personalised medicine for long-term immune health

Speakers: Valerie Verhasselt

Presented at DOHaD World Congress 2019


The neonatal immune system has its specific modus operandi, which differs much from the adult one. It is also facing many challenges such as organ development and exposure to numerous novel antigens. In this presentation Valérie Verhasselt explores how breastfeeding fulfils the early life requirements and guides immune trajectories will provide the infant with preventive and curative approaches that are tailored to this very specific period of life and will ensure long-term immune health.