Early Life Microbiome trajectory and its influencers
The gut microbiome in infants evolves progressively towards an adult-like microbiome. It is believed that the early life microbiome (ELM) establishment has lasting consequences on lifelong health. ELM can be influenced by various factors such as mode of birth, feeding, diet, antibiotics or other factors that are linked to microbiome acquisition from mother, siblings, and environment. Importantly, nutritional interventions can modulate the microbiome maturation towards the reference trajectory.