Factors affecting gut microbiota in early infancy

Smita Hemant Nilakhe, Vaijayanti Rajiv Sapre


The colonization of the infant gut starts prior to birth and continues throughout the life. Specific factors may influence the microbial composition in infants. A Particular focus  of interest of this review article was the impact of specific factors on development of gut microbiota  in early infancy such as mother’s gut microbiota, mode of delivery , mode of feeding , hygieneic measures, antibiotic administration in early infancy which may influence this process.


infants, early infancy, influence

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