Over the last few decades, health problems in children have increased tremendously – diabetes, eczema, autism, asthma, obesity, hypertension…the list goes on and on. While there could be many reasons for this, some experts hold the change in family lifestyle to blame.
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Antibodies from the mother have long been linked to the improved immunity of breastfed babies, but only recently have scientists uncovered the crucial healthy bacteria in a mother’s milk. But even in knowing that breast milk contains beneficial flora, no one has counted or identified the bacteria strains – at least not until recently.
A home with pets might be a better idea than one without them especially if you have an infant around. According to a new research conducted in Finland, babies who spend time around pet dogs, have less ear infections and respiratory track ailments as compared to those without pets.
Microbes found in the intestinal tract can impact overall health, scientists have determined. During infancy, these microbes promote intestinal and immune development, making a diversity of microbes important in these early months. Up until now, however, very little has been done to determine how diet of an infant affects microbe growth and development.