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Sugars in Breast Milk Kill Pathogenic Bacteria: Study

By Shawna Williams | August 22, 2017

Oligosaccharides from one mom wiped out a group B strep colony in culture.

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

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Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 18, 2016

Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.

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Breast Milk and Obesity

By Jef Akst | November 2, 2015

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

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Maturation of the Infant Microbiome

By Kerry Grens | May 13, 2015

Gut microbial communities from breastfed babies are slow to resemble adults’ microbiota.

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Mother’s Genes Influence Baby’s Bacteria

By Jenny Rood | April 13, 2015

A breast milk-associated gene mutation impacts the establishment of a newborn’s gut microbiome, a study suggests.

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Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers

By Kate Yandell | August 11, 2014

The pace at which bacterial groups take root in the gastrointestinal tracts of premature infants is more tied to developmental age than time since birth.

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The Maternal Microbiome

By Kerry Grens | May 21, 2014

Moms bombard their babies with bugs both before and after they’re born.

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