Caesarean section negatively affects intestinal microflora of child

September 26, 2019  15:26

The intestinal microflora of children born naturally is significantly different from the microbiome of babies born as a result of cesarean section. The latter in the microflora have much more pathogenic bacteria, said physicians from the UK and Australia.

The study says that babies who were born naturally have more normal bacteria from their mother, Planet-today reported referring to Nature.

And in children born as a result of cesarean section, in the intestinal microflora there are many pathogenic microorganisms that usually live in the walls of medical institutions.

Some bacteria penetrate the baby’s body when it is still ripening in the womb, but the majority of the microorganisms that make up the intestinal microbiome are delivered to the baby during childbirth and immediately after the baby is born. Microbiome, as shown by studies in recent years, is responsible for the most diverse aspects of the life of the body, so its balanced composition is extremely important. For a child’s health, it’s very important that he develops the right microflora in the very first periods of his life, says Yan Shao from the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

The findings of scientists indicate that with Caesarean section, the natural development of the microflora of the child is disrupted.

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