Dynamics and Stabilization of the Human Gut Microbiome during the First Year of Life.

  title={Dynamics and Stabilization of the Human Gut Microbiome during the First Year of Life.},
  author={Fredrik B{\"a}ckhed and Josefine Roswall and Yangqing Peng and Qiang Feng and Huijue Jia and Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary and Yin Li and Yan Xia and Hailiang Xie and Huanzi Zhong and Muhammad Tanweer Khan and Jianfeng Zhang and Junhua Li and Liang Xiao and Jumana Yousef Al-Aama and Dongya Zhang and Ying Shiuan Lee and Dorota Kotowska and Camilla Colding and Valentina Tremaroli and Ye Yin and S. Yoav Bergman and Xun Xu and Lise Madsen and Karsten Kristiansen and Jovanna Dahlgren and Jun Joelle Wang},
  journal={Cell host & microbe},
  volume={17 5},
The gut microbiota is central to human health, but its establishment in early life has not been quantitatively and functionally examined. Applying metagenomic analysis on fecal samples from a large cohort of Swedish infants and their mothers, we characterized the gut microbiome during the first year of life and assessed the impact of mode of delivery and feeding on its establishment. In contrast to vaginally delivered infants, the gut microbiota of infants delivered by C-section showed… CONTINUE READING
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