Infants born at home have a higher variety of beneficial bacteria for at least one month after birth
Babies born at home have better gut bacteria - short science news health

According to a recent study, babies born at home have a more diverse bacteria in their guts. This has a positive impact on the development of their immunity and metabolism.

The reason why babies born at home have different bacteria compared to those born in a hospital is not known. The study involved 35 infants out of which 14 were born at home.

Understanding why this difference occurs could help prevent disease later in life.

Read the full story: Rutgers University | The State University of New Jersey
Scientific publication: Scientific Reports