[Literature Library] Maternal probiotic use during breastfeeding and infant health
Maternal administration of Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 during breastfeeding has been proposed as an efficient strategy to help prevent lactational mastitis. A secondary study revealed that this probiotic intervention decreased the incidence of conjunctivitis in offspring and influenced the weight z-score of offspring accordingly to the quantity of Lactobacillus in the human milk microbiota. L. fermentum may also help protect against respiratory infections among offspring, but the influence would depend on the quantity of Staphylococcus in human milk and infant faeces.
Link to publication: https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/pdf/10.3920/BM2019.0180
Pastor-Villaescusa B et al. Effects of Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 Lc40 on infant growth and health: A randomised clinical trial in nursing women. Benef Microbes. 2020;11(3):235-244.
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