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Scientists think these apes switch to breastfeeding during periods of food scarcity.

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Thirty percent of bacteria found in babies' guts came from mothers' milk, a study finds.

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Early-Life Microbiome

By | June 16, 2016

Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.

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Breast Milk Primes Gut for Microbes

By | May 5, 2016

Maternal antibodies engender a receptive gut environment for beneficial bacteria in newborn mice.

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Breast Milk and Obesity

By | November 2, 2015

A study links components of a mother’s milk to her infant’s growth.

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