Potential factors for the newborn infant’s microbial community

In the week 6 presentation, the scientific article states that the newborn infant is influenced by the mother for the composition of microbial community forming. For example, the mode of delivery will impact the oral microbiome, which gives results of similar composition of the infant’s oral microbiome and the mother’s skin and vagina. This fact indicates that the composition of mother’s microbiome has a great influence on their baby. Besides that, the milk microbiome is impacting by the mother’s milking, which help the infant build a diverse intestinal microbiome. The potential factor could be the food resources of mother during pregnancy, the different food will contribute to different secretion of hormone, which can impact the infant’s growth.