The Infant Microbiome: Implications for Infant Health and Neurocognitive Development.

  title={The Infant Microbiome: Implications for Infant Health and Neurocognitive Development.},
  author={Irene Yang and Elizabeth J. Corwin and Patricia A. Brennan and Sheila Jordan and Jordan R Murphy and Anne Lang Dunlop},
  journal={Nursing research},
  volume={65 1},
BACKGROUND Beginning at birth, the microbes in the gut perform essential duties related to the digestion and metabolism of food, the development and activation of the immune system, and the production of neurotransmitters that affect behavior and cognitive function. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this review are to (a) provide a brief overview of the microbiome and the "microbiome-gut-brain axis"; (b) discuss factors known to affect the composition of the infant microbiome: mode of delivery… CONTINUE READING
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