Fascinating and easy-to-read blog-post by Shirin Moossavi going “behind the scences” of the research process – about how scientists learned more fungi in human breast milk.
Based on an average daily consumption of human breask milk, breastfed infants ingest 104 to 106 bacteria per day - but what about fungi?
“In contrast to the universal presence of bacteria in all milk analysed, we detected fungi in only 20% of samples”
And interestingly, “bacterial composition was a strong determinant of fungal presence in milk, independent of the home environment”
Link to blog article: https://naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/pos...