The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Does being born by caesarian influence intestinal flora?  (Read 1235 times)

Michael A. Rogawski

  • Guest
Michael A. Rogawski  asked the Naked Scientists:
In a recent show you explained that a baby populates its intestinal flora by swallowing the muck it encounters while passing through the birth canal.

What happens when a baby is born by caesarian section? Is the flora as good as it would have obtained by a normal vaginal delivery?

Michael Rogawski
Sacramento, CA, USA

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 21/10/2010 02:30:04 by _system »


The Naked Scientists Forum


SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums