Breast­feed­ing Boon

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FLASH -

Anew study has found that ba­bies who are breast­fed for six months have fewer an­tibi­otic-re­sis­tant bac­te­ria in their guts. The re­search con­cluded that the sug­ars in breast milk feed the ‘good bac­te­ria’, pre­vent­ing an­tibi­otic-re­sis­tant bugs in ba­bies. Although breast milk does con­tain bac­te­ria that’s re­sis­tant to an­tibi­otics, it’s the su­gar in the milk that is ben­e­fi­cial. These sug­ars pro­vide sus­te­nance to ‘good’ gut bac­te­ria, which work like pro­bi­otics for ba­bies.

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