Study

16S rRNA gene amplification and maternal factors

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001003044 Other

Study Description

Human breast milk contains a diverse community of bacteria but factors that produce variation in the breast milk microbiome are largely unknown. We evaluated if 1) maternal factors including breastfeeding practices modified the diversity and abundance of bacterial communities in breast milk and 2) if subclinical mastitis (SCM), an asymptomatic inflammatory condition occurring during lactation, induced a distinctive microbiota signature.

Study Datasets 1 dataset.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001004160
We compared bacterial communities in breast milk from teen (≤19 yr, n = 26) vs. adult (>19 yr, n = 56) mothers, normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9, n = 63) vs. overweight (BMI ≥ 25, n = 19) mothers, primiparous (parity = 1, n = 41) vs. multiparous (parity > 1, n = 44), early (5-46d postpartum, n = 39) vs. established lactation (4-6 mo postpartum, n = 45), breastfeeding (EBF: PBF, n = 72) vs. mixed feeding (n = 11) and mothers with (Na/K ratio < 0.6, n = 75) and without SCM (Na/K ration ... (Show More)
Illumina MiSeq 86

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