TableĀ 1

Commensal organisms isolated from breast milk samples

SampleQuantityBacterium
1++Diphtheroids
+Bacillus spp.
+Viridans group Streptococcus
2+++Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
+Viridans group Streptococcus
3++++Non-enteric Gram-negative bacilli
++Diphtheroids
4+Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
5++++Enteric Gram-negative bacilli
++++Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
+++Bacillus spp.
6++++Non-enteric Gram-negative bacilli
+++Enteric Gram-negative bacilli
7++Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
+Viridans group Streptococcus
8++++Enterococcus spp.
++Viridans Group Streptococcus
+Staphylococcus aureus
+Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
  • +, very few; ++, few; +++, moderate; ++++, numerous