Occurrence of Lactobacillus reuteri in human breast milk

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Occurrence of Lactobacillus reuteri in human breast milk
Author(s) Sinkiewicz, Gabriela ; Ljunggren, Lennart
Date 2008
English abstract
The nature and role of human milk microbiota in the early colonization and protection of infants from infection is the subject of increasing research. This study investigated the occurrence of Lactobacillus reuteri in milk of nursing mothers living in rural or urban areas in different geografic locations. Breat milk samples were collected from 220 mothers, 6-32 days after delivery, and analysed for the presence of total lactobacilli and L. reuteri. In all, 50% of mothers from rural areas in Japan and Sweden were L. reuteri-positive, whereas mothers from urban areas in South Africa, Israel and Denmark had very low and non-detectable levels. Overall, 15% of mothers had detectable L. reuteri in their milk. There were no significant differences in the prevalence of total Lactobacillus or L. reuteri in women from rural and urban habitats in the participating countries.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08910600802341007 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Informa healthcare
Host/Issue Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease
Volume 20
ISSN 0891-060X
Pages 122-126
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) breast milk
Lactobacillus reuteri
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/6856 (link to this page)

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