Probiotics during pregnancy and breast-feeding might confer immunomodulatory protection against atopic disease in the infant.

@article{Rautava2002ProbioticsDP,
  title={Probiotics during pregnancy and breast-feeding might confer immunomodulatory protection against atopic disease in the infant.},
  author={Samuli Rautava and Marko A Kalliom{\"a}ki and Erika Mykk{\~A} nen Isolauri},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={119-21}
}
The prevalence of atopic diseases is increasing throughout the Western world, and means of primary prevention are needed to reverse this trend. The role of breast-feeding, the best source of infant nutrition, in protection against atopic disease remains elusive. In this double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of 62 mother-infant pairs, it is shown that administering probiotics to the pregnant and lactating mother increased the immunoprotective potential of breast milk, as assessed by the… CONTINUE READING
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