Does being born by caesarian influence intestinal flora?

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Michael A. Rogawski

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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

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