Babies increasingly are missing key bacteria in their guts, due to rising Caesarean deliveries, formula feeding and antibiotics usage. This photo, taken on December 15, 2016, shows nurses massaging babies at an infant care centre in southwest China. It is used for illustration purposes only, as no knowledge of the pictured babies’ gut bacteria is known. Photo: AFP

Bacteria for piglets and Chinese infants spur Li Ka-shing’s gut instinct to put his money behind this US biomedical firm

  • Infants increasingly lack beneficial gut bacteria due to Caesareans, formula feeding, antibiotics
  • Piglets have a hard start in life, and trial will get under way in China to see if product can toughen them up
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Babies increasingly are missing key bacteria in their guts, due to rising Caesarean deliveries, formula feeding and antibiotics usage. This photo, taken on December 15, 2016, shows nurses massaging babies at an infant care centre in southwest China. It is used for illustration purposes only, as no knowledge of the pictured babies’ gut bacteria is known. Photo: AFP
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