Breastfeeding the Microbiome

This article by Ed Yong is an edited excerpt from his new book “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life,” which will be published on August 9th. It is a fascinating look at how breastmilk helps babies obtain their unique gut health. Below is an illustration showing how breastfed babies have different microbes than formula-fed babies.

From The New Yorker: “BREAST-FEEDING THE MICROBIOME

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