Two-Minute Medicine summarizes a study finding that administering antibiotics during labor alters bacterial colonization in the infant’s gut compared with babies of mothers not receiving prophylactic antibiotics and that differences can persist for as long as 1 year. Babies who weren’t breastfed were more likely to have long-term differences, according to the study’s abstract. The effects of the differences are unknown.
Administering Antibiotics During Labor Has Long-Term Effects on Baby’s Gut Microbiome
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