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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Better Gut Microflora in Breast Fed Babies than Those fed with Formula Milk

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 5:10 PM Comments

There is no substitute of breast milk for babies. It is long known that breast milk is best for babies in various ways.
A group of scientists from the Duke University Medical Center found newborns fed breast milk develop a healthier gut compared to those on infant formula.

English: This is amazing. Babies breast feed a...
English: This is amazing. Babies breast feed almost immediately, and that in turn stops bleeding in the mom. Nature is a beautiful balance. Русский: Женщина кормит ребёнка грудью. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are many millions of bacteria normally colonise the gut. They help the babies in vitamin synthesis, absorption of vitamins, development of immunity, providing protection from allergies and many more ways.
They compared the micro flora from babies fed with breast milk with those fed with formula milk and cow milk. They found that the gut micro flora of milk fed babies give better protection to E.Coli, a bacteria that causes gut infection, than the babies of other groups.
The article was published in Mail Online
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