Researchers transfer moms’ immune-boosting bacteria from birth canal to C-section babies

Researchers have successfully transferred immune-boosting bacteria from moms to their caesarean-born babies, according to a Toronto Star article.

The research involved swabbing the infants with birth fluids immediately after delivery.

B.C. Children’s Hospital pediatrician and UBC professor Stuart Turvey said the study makes it possible for researchers to identify healthy bacteria that might prevent diseases such as asthma later in life.