Mother Mei Tan and baby Jordan Ma, four months at their home in South Horizons, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Breastfeeding benefit: breast milk enables newborns to develop a healthy gut, study finds

  • Research shows a transfer of quality microbes from mother to baby via breast milk enables a newborn to colonise healthy bacteria in the gut
  • Expectant mother’s diet and lifestyle play a role in how a baby’s immune system develops from the moment of conception
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Mother Mei Tan and baby Jordan Ma, four months at their home in South Horizons, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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