New Study: The impact of breast milk on a baby’s microbiome is “significantly stronger” after C-section

Toni Harman
10 min readMar 21

New study: Compared to babies born vaginally, babies born by C-section receive fewer beneficial microbes from their mother’s vagina and gut, but the impact of breast milk on the baby’s microbiome is “significantly stronger”.

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Toni Harman

I help parents and health professionals better understand the science of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the microbiome.