Med (N Y) 2021 08 17;2(8):951-964.e5. Epub 2021 Jun 17.
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA; Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA; New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA; Humans and the Microbiome Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Toronto, ON M5G 1M1, Canada. Electronic address:
Background: Early microbiota perturbations are associated with disorders that involve immunological underpinnings. Cesarean section (CS)-born babies show altered microbiota development in relation to babies born vaginally. Here we present the first statistically powered longitudinal study to determine the effect of restoring exposure to maternal vaginal fluids after CS birth. Read More