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Bacteria of the intestinal flora are transferred from the mother’s breast milk to the baby’s intestine

We know that breastfeeding is the best food we can provide to our babies a few months after birth. This is because breastmilk can bring many benefits to babies, and more breastfeeding every day.

Now, new research has found that certain bacteria in the intestinal flora are transmitted through breast milk. Compared with babies expressed in breast milk, babies are better than breast milk directly fed with breast milk. In the bottle.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of Manitoba in Canada, was published in the journal Cell Hosts and Microorganisms. The study analyzed the microbiota of 1,249 babies’ feces and their breast milk and found that bacteria formed. Bacteria from the intestinal flora are transferred through breast milk.

According to the researchers, this is the first study to analyze and evaluate various breastfeeding habits, the relationship between bacteria and milk components, and the composition of the microbiota at different stages of the baby’s life.

It has been found that certain bacteria in the intestinal flora (such as Streptococcus and Veillonella) coexist in breast milk and infant feces, when direct breastfeeding (such as when expressing milk) this coexistence will be even greater. Some bacteria will be lost in the bottle.

The researchers commented that this study proves that breast milk can be used as an incubator to enrich, protect and transport certain bacteria to the baby’s gut. It once again demonstrates the benefits of breastfeeding for babies, so it is important to continue to promote and respect that.