Does exposing cesarean-delivered newborns to the vaginal microbiome restore microbiome development? More clinical trials are needed before conclusions can be made16 Aug 2021
by GMFH Editing Team
Restoring maternal microbes immediately after birth, in a practice dubbed ‘vaginal seeding’, has been suggested as a means of improving microbiome development in cesarean-born neonates. Two new studies come to contradictory findings, however, highlighting the need for more clinical trials before the practice is generalized.