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Research Project: Impact of Maternal Influence and Early Dietary Factors on Child Growth, Development, and Metabolic Health

Location: Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center

Title: Maternal and early-life factors influence on human milk composition and infants' gut health

Author
item ROSA, FERNANDA - Arkansas Children'S Nutrition Research Center (ACNC)
item DAGUE, TAYLOR - Arkansas Children'S Nutrition Research Center (ACNC)
item LAURA, CARR - Arkansas Children'S Nutrition Research Center (ACNC)
item ANDRES, ALINE - University Arkansas For Medical Sciences (UAMS)
item YERUVA, LAXMI - Arkansas Children'S Nutrition Research Center (ACNC)

Submitted to: Reference Module in Food Science
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/27/2021
Publication Date: 6/24/2021
Citation: Rosa, F., Dague, T.D., Laura, C., Andres, A., Yeruva, L. 2021. Maternal and early-life factors influence on human milk composition and infants' gut health. Reference Module in Food Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819265-8.00062-0.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819265-8.00062-0

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Prenatal and postnatal factors and the human milk (HM) influences infant's gut microbial colonization. HM contains an array of immunomodulatory factors, complex carbohydrates such as human milk oligosaccharides, and microorganisms. These likely contribute to the establishment of the infant's intestinal microbiota, thereby influencing infant immune and metabolic maturation. This chapter presents the several factors affecting the neonates' gut microbiota and their impact in the overall health.