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The mode of delivery has a big impact on an infant’s microbiota, the bacteria that live in the gut. Martin Valigursky/Shutterstock

Gut instinct: how the way you’re born and fed affect your immune system

The particular makeup of a newborn’s gut microbes is important as it has been shown to affect their risk of developing certain diseases later in childhood and adulthood.
Helping other preterm infants helps bereaved mothers come to terms with their own loss. Sharon Drummond

Donating breast milk helps bereaved mothers deal with loss

The death of an infant is terrible for both parents, but for many mothers, physical reminders such as lactation, can seem incongruent when motherhood has been cut short. These women can find solace in…

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