Breast Milk and Gut Microbiota in African Mothers and Infants from an Area of High HIV Prevalence

  title={Breast Milk and Gut Microbiota in African Mothers and Infants from an Area of High HIV Prevalence},
  author={Raquel Gonz{\'a}lez and Inacio Mandomando and Victoria Fumad{\'o} and Charfudin N Sacoor and Eus{\'e}bio V Macete and Pedro Luis Chas Alonso and Clara Men{\'e}ndez},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Human milk and infant gut microbiota are essential for the immune system maturation and protection against infections. There is scarce information on the microbiological composition of breast milk in general, and none from developing countries. The objective of the study was to characterize the breast milk and gut microbiota from mothers and infants from southern Mozambique, where infections and breastfeeding are prevalent. METHODS A community-based study was undertaken among 121… CONTINUE READING
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