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Early Hum Dev. 2011 Jul;87(7):511-3. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2011.03.013. Epub 2011 Apr 17.

Assessment of intestinal microbiota of full-term breast-fed infants from two different geographical locations.

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Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry of Dairy Products, Institute of Diary Products of Asturias (IPLA-CSIC), Villaviciosa, Spain.


The intestinal microbiota in the breast-fed infant is considered as ideally healthy. We assessed the microbiota of breast-fed full-term neonates from two different Spanish locations. Statistically significant geographical differences for different bacterial groups were found, underlining the need to consider and define geographical-related effects on microbiota.

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