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Abstract The infant microbiome plays an essential role in human health and its assembly is determined by maternal— Ecological succession of bacteria in milk exchanges of microbiota.
This process is affected by several practices, including Cesarean section C-sectionperinatal antibiotics, and formula feeding, that have been linked to increased risks of metabolic and immune diseases.
Here we review recent knowledge about the impacts on infant microbiome assembly, discuss preventive and restorative strategies to ameliorate the effects of these impacts, and highlight where research is needed to advance this field and improve the health of future generations.
The infant microbiome and immune and metabolic health The suite of genes provided by microorganisms, or the microbiota, living in and on the human body is known as the human microbiome [ 1 ].
As the microbiome interacts dynamically with its host and environment, its composition varies markedly over time and between individuals [ 2 ]. The bacterial genes comprising our microbiome outnumber human genes by more than fold and have such a broad influence on physiological regulation that they have been recognized as another organ [ 3 ].
Our previously limited view of human—microbe interactions, strictly as pathogens causing infectious diseases, has undergone rapid and dramatic expansion over the past two decades.
While we now appreciate the essential role of the microbiota as commensals and symbionts integral to immune [ 4 ] and metabolic [ 5 ] health, we are just beginning to understand how and when these microorganisms assemble and the early-life factors that disrupt their natural ecological succession.
Appreciation of the determinants and progression of the initial microbiome assemblage, particularly that of the gut which is intimately involved in regulating our healthwill afford insights into how the microbiome can be manipulated to improve health.
The initial development and maturation of the neonatal microbiome is largely determined by maternal—offspring exchanges of microbiota. Disrupting the mother-to-newborn transmission of bacteria by C-section delivery may increase the risk of celiac disease [ 67 ], asthma [ 8 — 11 ], type 1 diabetes [ 1213 ], and obesity [ 14 — 16 ] in the offspring.
Initial epidemiological evidence also indicates that disrupting microbial exchange through the use of antibiotics in pregnancy may increase offspring risk of childhood obesity [ 17 ] and asthma [ 18 ]. After birth, breastfeeding introduces new microbial communities and stimulates the maturation of the neonatal gut microbiome [ 1920 ].
The use of infant formula compared with breast milk has been found to impair the proper development of the neonatal immune system [ 21 ] and alter metabolism later in life [ 22 ]. While more research is needed to determine whether antibiotics, C-section delivery, and formula feeding are causally associated with autoimmune and metabolic diseases and, if so, the magnitude of these associations, the best available evidence suggests that these practices that compromise the microbial colonization of the newborn gut should be used prudently and followed by measures to restore the natural composition of the microbiome.
Here we review the natural colonization and assembly of the neonatal microbiome, with particular focus on the gut, and the impacts exerted by antibiotics, C-section delivery, and formula feeding.
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We then discuss potential strategies for prevention and restoration of these microbiome insults. Lastly, throughout the review we indicate where further research regarding the acquisition, development, perturbation, and restoration of the neonatal microbiome is needed.
The maternal microbiome during pregnancy Pregnancy affects all body systems, including the maternal microbiome. Gestational changes in the vaginal [ 2324 ] and intestinal [ 25 ] microbiome are of particular relevance because these body sites are responsible for vertical microbial transmission to the newborn during vaginal delivery.
The composition of the vaginal microbiota changes throughout the course of pregnancy. In a cross-sectional study of 24 healthy gravid women at 18—40 weeks of gestation, Aagaard et al.
Furthermore, specific Lactobacillus species L. A longitudinal study using sequence-based techniques analyzed vaginal samples serially collected from 22 non-pregnant and 32 pregnant participants. This study confirmed an increasing relative abundance of Lactobacillus species L.
Beyond the vaginal microbiome, there is evidence from one Finnish cohort that the maternal gut microbiome also changes during the course of pregnancy.
Relying on self-collected specimens from the first and third trimesters of 91 healthy pregnant women, Koren et al. Overall, the authors found that greater gestational age was associated with the presence of more high-energy-yielding fecal microbiota, which are typically characteristic of microbial communities found in individuals with metabolic syndrome [ 25 ].
Specifically, the proportion of proinflammatory Proteobacteria, including species of the Enterobacteriaceae family and Streptococcus genus, decreased from the first trimester to the third trimester, while the proportion of anti-inflammatory Faecalibacterium prausnitzii increased.
These changes were independent of pre-pregnancy body weight, gestational diabetes, diet, and antibiotic use, suggesting that they were due to normal pregnancy-related alterations to the maternal endocrine and immune systems. A caveat in this study, however, was the use of primers in the V1V2 region that discriminate against bifidobacteria [ 26 ].Global demand for livestock products is expected to double by , mainly due to improvement in the worldwide standard of living.
Meanwhile, climate change is a threat to livestock production because of the impact on quality of feed crop and forage, water availability, animal and milk production, livestock diseases, animal reproduction, and biodiversity.
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Grades Students learn about ecological succession as they observe bacterial population changes in aging milk. Students study samples of aged milk and assess environmental changes by measuring the pH, then plate the milk on nutrient agar. After the bacteria grow, the colonies are Gram stained a.
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