Journal article

Can a probiotic supplement in pregnancy result in transfer to the neonatal gut: A systematic review

Rebecca L Moore, Aisling A Geraghty, Conor Feehily, Radka Saldova, Eileen F Murphy, Douwe Van Sinderen, Paul D Cotter, Fionnuala M McAuliffe

Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The establishment of the neonatal gut microbiome is a crucial step that may have lifelong health implications. We aimed to systematically review evidence on maternal probiotic supplementation during pregnancy and vertical transfer of the corresponding strain to the infant gut. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medline, CINAHL, Embase, Web of Science, and OVID were searched from inception to September 2018. Studies of maternal probiotic supplementation for a minimum duration of 2 weeks and analyses of neonatal stool samples were included. The primary outcome was presence of the specific probiotic strain in the infant stool. Electronic databases were searched for relevant studies and referen..

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