Breast really IS best: Mothers’ milk fills a child’s digestive system with essential ‘good’ bacteria

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Number of children dying from heart defects has fallen by more than 80% in the last 30 years ‘A healthy community of bacteria in the gut of both mother and baby is really important for baby’s gut health and immune system development. ‘We’re not sure of the route the bacteria takes from gut to breast milk but, we have used culture, isolation, sequencing and fingerprinting methods to confirm that they are definitely the same strains.’ The findings are published in the latest issue of the journal Environmental Microbiology. DNA tests were carried out on the breast milk of seven healthy mothers and their exclusively breast-fed babies who were up to one month old. The scientists tested faecal samples to identify bacteria in the guts of both infants and their mothers. Breast beats the bottle again: Previous research has shown breast milk protects babies against stomach bugs, chest infections, asthma and allergies The researchers wrote: ‘This study shows that gut-associated anaerobes may be vertically transferred from mother to neonate (infant) via breastfeeding. ‘Our data supports the recently suggested hypothesis of a novel way of mother-neonate communication, in which maternal gut bacteria reach breast milk via an entero-mammary pathway to influence neonatal gut colonisation and maturation of the immune system.’ Japanese research published earlier this month found that breastfeeding can halve the risk of children being obese by the age of eight.
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Good bacteria from the milk of breast-feeding mums can protect the digestive and immune system health of her baby, say scientists

Just getting your body to be physically active assists your bodyas digestive system to function more efficiently. Exercise also induces endorphins, which are great to combat stress, and more importantly, keep you happy! Eat probiotic-rich foods Probiotics are living microorganisms that are often added to yoghurt or yoghurt drinks. Research has proven their efficacy in helping with diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In fact, probiotics are so crucial to your health that researchers have compared them to aa newly recognized organa. Here are some things you should avoid: Smoking Each time you light up, you are sowing the seeds of chaos in your digestive system in many ways. The valves at the end of your oesophagus can be weakened, leading to acid reflux and heartburn.
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Our ‘gutsy’ digestive system

3. Add the rice, mung beans, turmeric , and salt, and stir until well blended with the spices. 4. Add the water and bring to a boil.
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