In our intestines countless bacteria, which can affect the digestive, the weight of the body and even our mental health life. US researchers have now found that these intestinal bacteria are transferred from mothers in Breastfeeding their babies.
Scientists at the University of British Columbia and the University of Manitoba have the bacterial community in breast milk and the faeces of babies of more than 1200 nursing mothers compared. In the process, they have noted that many of the bacteria were species in the mother and child. This suggests that these are transferred from the mother’s milk and the intestine of the children.
Prof. Dr. Stuart Turvey of the children’s hospital in British Columbia said: "Our study confirms that breast milk is a key driver for the development of the intestinal Multiple in infants." If the infants were breastfed at the breast, was the effect greater than if they were given expressed breast milk. Mother milk bacteria seem to influence the gut microbiome of a baby to a similar extent as the type of birth – so whether a child through a C-section or a vaginal birth, came into the world.
Prof. Brett Finlay, who was also involved in the study, concluded from the observations: "The results support the hypothesis that breast milk can act as an incubator that certain bacteria accumulates, protects and in the intestinal tract of a baby is transported. This can give us clues as to which bacteria could represent a good probiotics because it is the journey into the intestines of the babies hold up well."