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Can breastfeeding protect my baby from Cronobacter infection?

Breastfeeding helps prevent many kinds of infections among infants. Almost no cases of Cronobacter infection (caused by Cronobacter bacteria found naturally in the environment) have been reported among infants who were being exclusively breastfed (meaning, the baby was fed only breast milk and no formula or other foods), and there is no known risk of getting Cronobacter infection through breastfeeding.

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