Breastfeeding influences the neonatal virome

Breastfeeding influences the neonatal virome

Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01112-w

The first viruses to colonize the infant gut are shown to arise from bacteria, with human-cell viruses colonizing the gut later, at around four months of age. Exclusive and partial breastfeeding were associated with fewer human viruses in the gut of infants compared with formula-feeding alone.Breastfeeding influences the neonatal virome
Source: Nature