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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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Childhood immune system: the benefits of vaginal delivery

Vaginal delivery promotes the transmission of maternal microbiota, whose composition is involved in the development of newborns’ immune system, especially through the lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis pathway.   19.1% of deliveries worldwide are performed by C-section. This number rises to ...
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Mode of delivery and intestinal virome of the newborn seem to be linked

According to a new study, the mode of delivery could influence the composition of the viral flora in the intestines of newborns. Viruses themselves could play a major but still unknown role in the proper development of the intestinal microbiota.   Having a rich and diversified microbiota ...
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