Breast is best for infant tummies: study

A mother’s breast milk contains good bacteria that is planted in the gut of breastfed babies, a study has found. US researchers say the finding highlights the importance of breastfeeding in establishing the life-long digestive health of infants. The microbiota, a community of trillions of good and bad bacteria living in the gut, has been linked to numerous health outcomes, including asthma, autism and cancer. But little is known about the transfer of breast milk microbes from mother to infant. Scientists at the University of California conducted a study of 107 healthy mother-infant pairs where bacterial composition was identified through…
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