“Breast milk's first impact is to favour the colonisation of the gut by specific bacterial groups that can digest these sugar molecules,” said Thierry Hennet, a researcher at the Institute of Physiology at the University of Zurich, in a telephone interview with Gut Microbiota for Health.

The type of birth (vaginal delivery or C-section) affects the development of gut microbiota in newborns and may affect their health later in life, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Canadian researchers studied the development

More than 700 bacteria live in breast milk

20 Feb 2013

by GMFH Editing Team

As already mentioned on this blog, we are born sterile and our gut microbiota begins to develop at birth. We know that breast milk plays an essential role in the composition of gut microbiota in newborns. Spanish scientists from the