UCL News


Babies born by C-section are missing beneficial microbes

19 September 2019

Babies born by caesarean section have different gut bacteria from babies who have had a vaginal birth, with fewer microbes from their mothers and more bacteria linked to hospital environments, according to a study co-led by Dr Nigel Field (UCL Institute for Global Health).

Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, CNN, Sun, Mirror, Sky News, ITV News, New Scientist, Mail Online, Yahoo, Times of IndiaUCL NewsListen: BBC World Service’s ‘The Newsroom’ (from 7 mins 34 secs), BBC Radio 4’s ‘Six O’Clock News’ (from 24 mins 7 secs)