Cesarean birth, formula feeding tied to differences in gut microbiota

02/11/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Formula-fed babies had more species of bacteria in their stool samples than breast-fed babies, with over-representation of Clostridium difficile, according to a study published in the journal CMAJ. Researchers noted that babies born through cesarean delivery had reduced levels of Escherichia-Shigella and Bacteroides species.

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