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Body's Flora - Infant Intestinal Flora

Infant intestinal flora

GI flora established in the first few days of life

Establishing normal gut flora within ~ the first 20 days or so of life plays a crucial role in appropriate maturation of a newborn's immune system.   At birth,  fetuses are sterile in the womb, but beginning with the birth process, infants are exposed to microbes that originate from the mother, the surrounding environment and the infant's diet.

Babies who develop abnormal gut flora are left with compromised immune systems, which may be a crucial factor when it comes to vaccine-induced damage.

At birth

At birth the entire intestinal tract is sterile, but bacteria enter with the first feed - The initial colonizing bacteria vary with the food source of the infant.

Other factors affecting the intestinal microflora of the infant.   Includes geographical differences (industrialized vs. developing countries) and administration of antibiotics in neonatal intensive care.


Breast-fed infants

In breast-fed infants, Bifidobacteria account for more than 90% of the total intestinal bacteria.   Human milk contains a growth factor that encourages growth of bifidobacteria, which play an important role in preventing colonization of the infant intestinal tract by non-indigenous or pathogenic species

-   Regularly present (but in low proportions)

•   Enterobacteriaceae


-   Essentially absent

•   Bacteroides



Bottle-fed infants

In bottle-fed infants, Bifidobacteria are not predominant.     Instead enterobacteria and gram-negative organisms dominate because of a more alkaline milieu and the absence of the prebiotic factors present in breast milk, which would encourage growth of Bifidobacteria.

-   Predominant bacteria



-   Breast-fed infants switched to a diet of cow's milk or solid food adds:

•  Enterics

•   Bacteroides


Autism in a child is connected to gut flora of mother at child's birth

Russian neurologist, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has a medical practice in the U.K. treating autism, learning disabilities, neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, immune disorders, and digestive problems and is the author of the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome. The following is Dr. McBride speaking in an interview by Dr. Jospeh Mercola:

“100 percent of mom's of autistic children have abnormal gut flora and health problems related to that. But then I look at grandmothers on the mother's side, and I find that the grandmothers also have abnormal gut flora, but much milder."

“. . . bottle-feeding along with over-use of antibiotics and use of the contraceptive pill set the stage for increasingly abnormal gut flora with each passing generation. Then, add to that a diet of processed junk food and excessive consumption of high fructose corn syrup and you have a prescription for disaster in terms of intestinal health. It's important to realize that processed foods and sugar almost exclusively feed pathogens in your digestive system, allowing them to proliferate.

"Many of these modern factors created a whole plethora of young ladies in our modern world who have quite deeply abnormal gut flora by the time they are ready to have their first child. This is the abnormal gut flora that they are passing through their children," she explains.

"So these babies acquire abnormal gut flora from the start and while the baby is breastfed the baby is receiving protection because whatever is in the mother's blood will be in her milk. . . . But as soon as the breastfeeding stops that protection stops as well. That is the time when the abnormalities in the gut flora really flourish and the child starts sliding down into autism or ADHD or ADD or any other learning disability or physical problems such as diabetes type 1, for example, and celiac disease or other autoimmune conditions, or. . . asthma, eczema and other physical problems. That's where this epidemic comes from."

The primary factor for an adverse vaccination reaction may be imbalanced gut flora -simple, inexpensive pre-screening before immunization could allow correction with strategies that are comprehensively described in Dr. McBride's book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome.


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