New Azad Lab research published in Cell Host & Microbe: co-occurence of bacteria in mothers' milk and the infant gut
In this collaboration with Stuart Turvey & Brett Finlay at the University of British Columbia, we linked microbiome data from mothers' breast milk and infants' stool in the CHILD Cohort Study. The analyses were led by Azad Lab analyst Kelsey Fehr and PhD student Shirin Moossavi, along with UBC trainees Roz Boutin & Hind Sbihi. We found associations between gut microbiota composition and breastmilk feeding practices (exclusivity, duration, and pumping) and breastmilk microbiota. We also found that some bacteria were shared within mother-infant dyads, suggesting bacteria in breastmilk may transfer to the infant and influence the developing gut microbiota. Read the full paper, check out the Tweetorial or read the press release.
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