Letters “Vaginal seeding” after caesarean section

Author's reply to Banda and Lokugamage

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1738 (Published 31 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1738
  1. Aubrey J Cunnington, clinical senior lecturer in paediatric infectious diseases
  1. Section of Paediatrics, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London W2 1PG, UK
  1. a.cunnington{at}imperial.ac.uk

Both Banda and Lokugamage refer to a recent study showing that vaginal seeding partially restores the microbiota of caesarean born infants.1 2 3 4 I would like to assure them that we did not selectively ignore this evidence.

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