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Baby, gut, bacteria, Bifidobacteria, Prevotella, microbiota, BMI, child, obesity, breast milk, research, Johns Hopkins and Dartmouth Geisel School, Medicine

A higher per cent of Bifidobacteria and a lower per cent of Prevotella in baby’s microbiota are associated with a lower BMI and lower obesity later in life; this is controlled by a number of factors, including the duration of breastfeeding.