Characterisation of the human milk bacterial microbiota, oligosaccharides and biochemical components and their impact on infant growth and development

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Abstract

The thesis has made significant contributions to deepen our understanding of the temporal development of the maternal(human milk and gut) and infant (oral and gut) microbiomes in the exclusively breastfeeding period. Additionally, intakes of carbohydrates (lactose and glucose) and human milk oligosaccharides are likely to influence the development of the infant oral and gut microbiome, body composition and growth, an observation that is complicated by the impact of maternal BC. These results lay the foundation for future studies to identify potential factors for intervention with the aim of enhancing infant health and reducing non-communicable diseases in infancy and childhood.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Geddes, Donna, Supervisor
  • Payne, Matt, Supervisor
  • Lai, Ching Tat, Supervisor
  • Stinson, Lisa, Supervisor
Award date30 Jun 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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