First food and gut microbes (videos)

First food and gut microbes

Speakers:
Martin Laursen

Summary

The infant gut microbiota development is influenced by type of milk feeding and the composition of the complementary diet, with protein and dietary fiber intake coupled to development of increased diversity in the maturing gut microbiota of well-nourished infants. Pioneering studies with stunted malnourished children suggest that microbiota directed complementary foods ensures adequate maturation of the gut microbiota and may improve growth and development.