Gut microbiota of healthy Canadian infants: profiles by mode of delivery and infant diet at 4 months.

@article{Azad2013GutMO,
  title={Gut microbiota of healthy Canadian infants: profiles by mode of delivery and infant diet at 4 months.},
  author={Meghan B Azad and Theodore Brian Konya and Heather Maughan and David S. Guttman and Catherine J Field and Radha S. Chari and Malcolm R Sears and Allan Barry Becker and James A Scott and Anita Luba Kozyrskyj},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2013},
  volume={185 5},
  pages={385-94}
}
BACKGROUND The gut microbiota is essential to human health throughout life, yet the acquisition and development of this microbial community during infancy remains poorly understood. Meanwhile, there is increasing concern over rising rates of cesarean delivery and insufficient exclusive breastfeeding of infants in developed countries. In this article, we characterize the gut microbiota of healthy Canadian infants and describe the influence of cesarean delivery and formula feeding. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING