More on the Microbiome, Birth and How To Get Your Baby The Good Goop That Live On You

Here’s another great piece about the way childbirth affects a baby’s microbiome (the bacteria that live on and in her), this time an essay by a microbiologist who was all prepared to “inoculate” her newborn if a c-section was necessary.  Inoculate, here, means:  ”take some vaginal discharge and swab the baby’s mouth and nose with it to try to replicate what the baby would have been exposed to during birth.” Check it out.  For more on this topic, see here and here.