[Literature Library] The CHILD Cohort Study: Co-occurrence of bacteria in breast milk and the infant gut
Involving 1,249 Canadian mother-baby pairs, the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development Study (CHILD) Cohort Study evaluates the association of multiple breastmilk feeding practices, milk bacteria and milk components with neonatal microbiota composition. In the latest report, the study results revealed the co-occurrence of certain bacteria (e.g. Streptococcus spp.) in mother’s milk and infant’s stool, suggesting the potential transfer of bacteria from breastmilk to infant’s gastrointestinal system and hence influence microbiota development.