Breastfeeding benefit: breast milk enables newborns to develop a healthy gut, study finds

While she was still pregnant, marketing director Mei Nien Tan made the decision to go against the tide and breastfeed her newborn baby despite everyone from her “hairdresser to the office tea lady” advising her to use formula milk.Little did she know her lifestyle would have a positive impact upon the colonisation of good bacteria and fungi in baby Jordan’s gut once she began breastfeeding.A new study of breastfeeding mothers in China, Spain, Finland and South Africa has revealed that prenatal…

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