Skin microbiome test standard Baby
The composition of the skin microbiome in human infants and children differs significantly from that in adults. Newborns receive their first microbiome from their mother during birth. During this journey, a newborn becomes completely covered in bacteria, giving it an individual, new skin microbiome. The type of birth, i.e. natural birth or cesarean section, influences the colonization of the baby’s skin with microorganisms that occur on the skin in the first hours to days of life. However, these early differences usually largely disappear after several weeks. Initially, the baby skin microbiome mainly contains Lactobacillus, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species.
Our “Baby” skin microbiome test includes 5 key organisms typically found in a newborn microbiome and covers both natural birth and cesarean birth.