Mastering the Microbiota for a Healthy Gut. Feeding update | Abstract
Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Mastering the Microbiota for a Healthy Gut. Feeding update

Said El deib

Introduction: Background and Aims: Our Study  aims to state the evidence-based effect the implementation of newborn infant nutrition with prebiotics and probiotics has been demonstrated to be effective in changing microflora composition toward the desired breast-feeding pattern and stimulating immune response.

Methods: Considerable efforts have been made to mimic the composition of human milk by the addition to formula feeding of living bacteria (probiotics), non-digestible fibers, nucleotides and oligosaccharides (prebiotics), and bovine lactoferrin in order to induce a breast-fed-similar microbiota colonization in formula-fed infants, with the final aim to stimulate the maturation and proper function of the immune system.

Several studies performed in the past decades have clearly demonstrated the complexity of gut microbiota composition and the modulatory effect played by several endogenous and exogenous factors on it. Type of feeding in the first months of life appears as one of the most important determinants of the child and adult well-being, and its protective action seems to rely mainly on its ability to modulate intestinal microflora composition at early stages of life

In recent years, the implementation of milk formula with prebiotics, probiotics, and lactoferrin has been demonstrated to change newborns’ microflora composition toward breast-feeding pattern and stimulate immune response.

Published Date: 2020-09-18; Received Date: 2020-08-22