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The microbiome that a baby is born with is a key part of how it develops an immune system to fight disease. Babies born vaginally haven been shown to have a different microbiome to those born via caesarean but mode of birth is just one of several things thought to impact a baby’s microbiome.

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Information about the role that mode of birth plays in the microbiome of a baby.
For the full expert interviews, head to 'meet the experts' in 'the science' menu at the top of this page.

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birth with dr steven leach

Dr Leach talks about the implications of an unbalanced microbiome at birth.

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birth with dr dani susic

Dr Susic explains the role of mode of birth on the microbiome of a baby.

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birth with dr dani susic

Dr Susic talks about her experience with birth, and how things don’t always go to plan.

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