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Fecal Transfer from Moms to Babies After C-Section: Trial Results
Fecal Transfer from Moms to Babies After C-Section: Trial Results
Tiny doses of maternal poo mixed with breast milk and given to Cesarean-born infants makes their gut microbiota resemble those of babies born vaginally.
Fecal Transfer from Moms to Babies After C-Section: Trial Results
Fecal Transfer from Moms to Babies After C-Section: Trial Results

Tiny doses of maternal poo mixed with breast milk and given to Cesarean-born infants makes their gut microbiota resemble those of babies born vaginally.

Tiny doses of maternal poo mixed with breast milk and given to Cesarean-born infants makes their gut microbiota resemble those of babies born vaginally.

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Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Abby Olena, PhD | Feb 6, 2019 | 4 min read
Countries with populations whose average adult height grew late last century are more likely to have high rates of babies delivered surgically.
Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Ashley Yeager | Oct 11, 2017 | 4 min read
Vaginal birth leads to changes in the development of offsprings’ microbiomes not seen among mice born via C-section, which researchers suspect might contribute to the weight differences.
Doctors Warn Against Vaginal Seeding
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2017 | 1 min read
A group of Danish obstetricians notes that the procedure carries risks and that there is little evidence supporting its benefits to the infant microbiome. 
Infant Microbiome: Vaginal Delivery Versus C-Section
Jef Akst | Nov 27, 2016 | 2 min read
A new literature review finds that even if babies born via Cesarean section have long-term health risks, as a number of past studies purport, it may not be a result of the procedure itself.
Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach
Tracy Vence | Mar 31, 2016 | 2 min read
Boston-based Commense plans to develop microbial and nonmicrobial interventions aimed at improving child health.
Opinion: A Mother’s Microbes
Rob Knight and Jack Gilbert | Mar 3, 2016 | 3 min read
On “vaginal seeding” and the challenge of evidence-based parenting
Restoring C-Section Babies’ Microbiota
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2016 | 3 min read
A small pilot study suggests exposure to maternal vaginal fluids could restore infant microbiota following Cesarean-section delivery.
Baby Born from Transplanted Womb
Jef Akst | Oct 6, 2014 | 2 min read
A woman in Sweden gives birth to a healthy baby boy after carrying the child in a transplanted uterus for 32 weeks.
Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers
Kate Yandell | Aug 11, 2014 | 4 min read
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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