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The Importance of Human Breast Milk for Gut Microbiome Development

Here's a little guest post from Tim "Tatertot" Steele.

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When you start looking at RS and gut bugs, here's a connection I recently came across that I will be exploring further for merit.

In human breast milk, there are hundreds of compounds called Humans Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOS). There are also hundreds of bacterial strains present in breast milk, presumably through the entero-mammary pathway. This combination of pre and probiotics results in rapid structure of the newborn's gut to favor almost exclusively probiotic strains of bifidobacteria and lactic acid bacterias.

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I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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