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700 bug species detected in breast milk

IANS  Madrid, January 05, 2013
First Published: 23:01 IST(5/1/2013) | Last Updated: 23:02 IST(5/1/2013)

Scientists using DNA sequencing have identified more than 700 bug species in breast milk, the main source of nourishment for newborns.

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“We are not yet able to determine if these bacteria colonise the mouth of the baby or whether oral bacteria of the breast-fed baby enter the breast milk and thus change its composition,” outline the authors of the Spanish study, according to a statement. 

The heavier the mother, the fewer the bacteria.


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