Human milk is a source of lactic acid bacteria for the infant gut.

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OBJECTIVES To investigate whether human breast milk contains potentially probiotic lactic acid bacteria, and therefore, whether it can be considered a synbiotic food. Study design Lactic acid bacteria were isolated from milk, mammary areola, and breast skin of eight healthy mothers and oral swabs and feces of their respective breast-fed infants. Some… (More)

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@article{Martin2003HumanMI, title={Human milk is a source of lactic acid bacteria for the infant gut.}, author={Rocio Martin and Susana Langa and Carlota Reviriego and Esther Jim{\'i}nez and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Larrea Mar{\'i}n and Jordi Xaus and Le{\'o}nides Fern{\'a}ndez and Juan M. Rodr{\'i}guez}, journal={The Journal of pediatrics}, year={2003}, volume={143 6}, pages={754-8} }