Mode of delivery alters infants’ gut microbiota and this may impact respiratory health in first year of life

2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

New research being presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (13–16 April), suggests that mode of delivery influences the development of the microbial composition of the gut (i.e. the gut microbiota) in infants, independently of a mother’s use of antibiotics.