Breastfeeding Produces More Healthy Bacteria in Infants

by Anubha Sinha on  March 21, 2014 at 11:43 PM Child Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

A new study has revealed that breastfeeding infants for nine months of age increases the presence of healthy bacteria in children's gastrointestinal tract.
 Breastfeeding Produces More Healthy Bacteria in Infants
Breastfeeding Produces More Healthy Bacteria in Infants

This ultimately helps in making the child strong as he gets a healthy immune system. The number of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria goes up which aid in the development of a healthy immune system.

Researchers from Technical University of Denmark examined gut microbiota in the faeces of 300 children at 9, 18 and 36 months of age. According to the report, the nutritional factors showed that the greatest impact on the composition of the gut flora at the time of cessation of breast feeding.

"This is to our knowledge the first study to characterise the gut microbiota in such a large cohort of children for this duration," said corresponding author Tine Rask Licht of the Technical University of Denmark.

Researchers also found that those enterotypes, which are typically stable in adults, were not always the same in children until the age of 36 months.

Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Shigellosis Importance of Breastfeeding MRSA - The Super Bug Food Safety for Health Nutrient Needs in Lactation Antibiotics Healthy Gifting Ideas for Diwali Switching Baby from Bottle to Cup 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive