Lactobacillus species, present in the microbiota of breast milk, is a probiotic that deserves significant attention. It has a beneficial effect on the composition of the intestinal microflora and the intestinal immune system. In infants who were having Lactobacillus fermentum, a lower incidence of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections was noticed, in contrast to the control group. The significant anti-inflammatory effect of L. fermentum can be utilized to prevent and treat mastitis in breastfeeding women. It has also been shown to have a better clinical effect than classic antibiotics. Moreover, the higher share of L. fermentum in intestinal microflora of children with normal weight compared to obese ones opens other potential possibilities of the use of this probiotic.
Part of the book: Probiotics