Does vaginal seeding boost health?

Does vaginal seeding boost health?
 

Should Caesarean-section babies be smeared with a sample of their mother's vaginal fluids as soon as they are born?
"Vaginal seeding" is not mainstream medicine, but it is growing in popularity.
The idea is to give these newborns something they missed when they emerged into the world - the good bacteria that live in their mother's vagina.
A swab is taken of mum's vaginal fluid, which is then rubbed on to her child's skin and mouth.
The hope is this microbial gift will boost their child's long-term health - particularly by reducing their risk of immune disorders.
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17 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 62
Source: BBC
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