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Can fecal transplantation restore the microbiota of Caesarean-born infants?

A new study published in Cell shows that the gut microbiota of infants born by Caesarean section can be restored through a fecal microbiota transplant from their mothers. The result is a gut microbiota resembling that of vaginally born infants.   The gut microbiota of infants born by Caes...
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The vaginal microbiota as a predictor of the risk of premature delivery

The bacterial composition of the vaginal microbiota could be correlated to the risk of premature delivery. In this respect, women of African descent seem to be more at risk. The search for specific biomarkers could allow us to better anticipate and prevent such incidents.   With around 15...
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Peripartum prophylactic antibiotic therapy decreases bifidobacterium levels in breast milk

Peripartum preventive antibiotic therapy changes the bacterial composition of breast milk. Levels of Bifidobacterium, bacteria that are beneficial to the development of newborns, are significantly reduced in the days following delivery.   Prophylactic antibiotic therapy is necessary to re...
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