Pro- and pre-biotics administration in preterm infants: Colonization and influence on faecal flora

A. Marini, F. Negretti, G. Boehm, M. Li Destri, D. Clerici-Bagozzi, F. Mosca, M. Agosti

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Abstract

Prolonged administration of probiotic in preterm babies induce a rise of specific IgA and IgM antibodies against probiotic. This fact explains why presence of living germs in stools almost disappeared in spite of continuous administration. However some positive influences were observed: decreased ratio of aerobic/anaerobic. Increased ratio of gram +/gram - germs. Prebiotic administration induces after 28 days a significant increase of faecal bifidobacteria and frequency and consistency of stools were more similar to those observed in subjects fed with human milk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-81
Number of pages2
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, Supplement
Volume91
Issue number441
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

Keywords

  • Prebiotics
  • Preterm infants
  • Probiotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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