What is GBS infection?
Sugar in breast milk can prevent infection of babies
Antibiotics during delivery are usually helpful for GBS-positive pregnant women to clear the infection that occurs in the first week after birth. Researchers from Vanderbitt University in the US reported that oligosaccharides are a carbohydrate that is found in significant amounts in breast milk. is present in. Oligosaccharides can inhibit GBS infection of human cells. The results will be presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. If this happens, then the sugar found in breast milk may take the place of antibiotics. Researchers say antibiotics are becoming less effective due to increased resistance.