Tag: seeding

Vaginal seeding – more data required?

A review article written by Danish doctors and published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has stated that the benefits of vaginal seeding “do not outweigh the risks”. This paper and the inevitable news stories which have been…

Question holding…

“The baby comes from the womb relatively germ-free, and yet within one hour, scientists say the human baby has been colonized with millions of microbes. The question is, whose microbes? One person should be doing this “seeding”, and it is…

A small ‘seeding’ rant

I have been watching several recent conversations in medical and other forums about the research which considered whether transferring maternal vaginal flora to the baby is effective as a partial means of helping babies become colonised with beneficial bacteria. The…