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Use of B. infantis EVC001 in the NICU for Pathogen Defense
Use of B. infantis EVC001 in the NICU for Pathogen Defense Through Improved Nutrient Availability

Antibiotic use and C-section delivery can disrupt this mom-to-baby transfer of B.

B. infantis Colonization Creates A Protective Environment In The Infant Gut
B. infantis Colonization Creates A Protective Environment In The Infant Gut

The ability to metabolize HMOs differs among bacterial species, and the infant-adapted Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B.

Genomic variation and strain-specific functional adaptation in the human gut microbiome  during early life
Genomic variation and strain-specific functional adaptation in the human gut microbiome  during early life

Data now show that the gut microbiome is highly involved in the development of the immune system during infancy and that the type of bacteria that make up the infant gut microbiome

Mucus Degradation and Gut Microbes: Maintaining Gut Barrier Function in the Preterm Infant
Mucus Degradation and Gut Microbes: Maintaining Gut Barrier Function in the Preterm Infant

The gastrointestinal tract is the main system involved in the uptake of nutrients and water, and simultaneously serves as an essential barrier against harmful substances and pathogens fro

Bifidobacterial Dominance of the Gut in Early Life and Acquisition of Antimicrobial Resistance
Bifidobacterial Dominance of the Gut in Early Life and Acquisition of Antimicrobial Resistance

 This study demonstrates that high levels of Bifidobacterium are associated with reduced levels of AMR in early life and suggests that probiotic interventions to increase infant Bifidobacterium l

A Comparison of Two Probiotic Strains of Bifidobacteria in Premature Infants
A Comparison of Two Probiotic Strains of Bifidobacteria in Premature Infants

B. infantis was more effective at colonizing the fecal microbiota than B. lactose in both formula-fed and human milk-fed premature infants. The combination of human milk plus B.

Validating bifidobacterial species and subspecies identity in commercial probiotic products
Validating bifidobacterial species and subspecies identity in commercial probiotic products

Given the known differences between various bifidobacterial species and subspecies in metabolic capacity and colonization abilities, the prevalence of misidentified bifidobacteria in these produc

Prospects for Primary Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes by Restoring a Disappearing Microbe 
Prospects for Primary Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes by Restoring a Disappearing Microbe 

 The authors hypothesize that restoring B. infantis colonization early in infancy will prevent childhood-onset type 1 diabetes through effects on immune training, prevention of dysbiosis an

Infant Colic Represents Gut Inflammation and Dysbiosis
Infant Colic Represents Gut Inflammation and Dysbiosis

 Colic is linked with gut inflammation (as determined by fecal calprotectin) and dysbiosis, independent of mode of feeding, with fewer Bifidobacilli.

Bifidobacterium Abundance in Early Infancy and Vaccine Response at 2 Years of Age
Bifidobacterium Abundance in Early Infancy and Vaccine Response at 2 Years of Age

New research out of UC Davis shows that the presence of B. infantis in baby’s gut during early infancy significantly improves the protec

Probiotics for Hospital Use: Choosing the Right Strain, Right Food and Right Form
Probiotics for Hospital Use: Choosing the Right Strain, Right Food and Right Form

With new data emerging that supports the use and efficacy of probiotics in infants, special consideration must be used for use in a hospital setting.

The influence of human milk on the preterm infant gut microbiome
The Influence of Human Milk on the Preterm Infant Gut Microbiome

Restoring, the newborn gut microbiome may be key to long term health in both premature and term infants.

Intrapartum antibiotics for GBS prophylaxis alter colonization patterns in the early infant gut microbiome of low risk infants

Intrapartum antibiotics for GBS prophylaxis alter microbiome colonization patterns

Antibiotics can take a toll on our digestion and the good bacteria in our gut. Did you know that the antibiotics you take can affect your newborn baby’s gut microbiome, too?

Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis
Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis: champion colonizer of the infant gut

 The advantages of B. infantis, selected through coevolution with human milk glycans, present an opportunity for focused manipulation of the infant intestinal microbiota.