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Natural birth ?bacteria? protects child from ast hma, allergies

Von: pautrey (rpautrey2@gmail.com) [Profil]
Datum: 04.06.2010 05:26
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Natural birth ‘bacteria’ protects child from asthma, allergies

May 30th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI -

Sydney, May 30 (ANI): Babies delivered vaginally receive protective
bacteria as they pass through the birth canal, a scientist says.

Infants born by caesarean section, however, are more vulnerable to
asthma, allergies and infection as they miss out on receiving mothers’
good bacteria, according to Professor Patricia Conway, of the School
of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of NSW.

According to the expert, the bacteria, left on the baby’s skin, could
then colonize the intestine and help inoculate newborns against
hospital bugs, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Gut flora was also crucial for developing a balanced immune system,
Professor Conway said.

“With a C-section, the newborn baby misses an opportunity to pick up a
lot of mum’s good bacteria,” she said.

She added: “This can have long-term health implications, as the
development of a good intestinal ecosystem is necessary for health and
immunity to allergies, from childhood right through to
adulthood.” (ANI)


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