Caesarean section limits development of healthy gut microflora.Reference

"Hall and co-workers (20)have demonstrated that conventionally delivered infants were more likely to acquire lactobacilli by the age of 10 days than those delivered through caesarean section. After the age of 30 days, differences were negligible, indicating that contact with the maternal vaginal and intestinal flora was important to initial development of the lactobacilli flora but that other factors were also present during the first weeks of life (20).Some differences, however, appeared to last longer: at 6 months of age 76% of conventionally delivered infants and only 36% of infants born by caesarean section were colonized with bacteria of the Bucteroides frugilis group (19)."

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