The Infant Gut Microbiome
And its fascinating influence on Baby's Immune System.
The development of the infant immune system is a complex process. Exposure to beneficial bacteria, particularly B. infantis, is critical in infant immune system development. When B. infantis is introduced and colonized in the infant gut microbiome, it may protect the infant from developing proallergic responses: B. infantis does not antagonize dendritic cells, or antigen-presenting cells, and therefore helps develop an appropriate immune response.1