A bit of Mom’s poop might boost health of C-section babies: study

(Amy Norton/ Healthday News) — Delivering by cesarean section deprives babies from receiving mom’s beneficial bacteria during the journey through the birth canal. Now researchers are studying an innovative way to counter that: Feeding newborns breast milk fortified with their mother’s poop. There is, indeed, a yuck factor, the scientists acknowledge. But they also stress […]

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How bacteria found in breast milk can positively impact a child’s health

(Charles Lefebvre/ CTV News) — A new study involving a University of Manitoba researcher has shown bacteria can be transferred from a mother’s milk to an infant’s gut. The research, conducted in partnership with the University of British Columbia, was published on Friday in the academic journal Cell Host & Microbe. It said breastfeeding directly […]

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Babies frequently exposed to cleaning products at higher risk of asthma: study

(Canadian Press) — New research suggests frequent exposure to common household cleaning products can increase a child’s risk of developing asthma. The cohort study found young infants living in homes where cleaning products were used frequently were more likely to develop childhood wheeze and asthma by age three. Lead author Jaclyn Parks, a health sciences […]

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