Antibiotic use in the first week of a newborn’s life is associated to a drop in beneficial bacteria needed to digest milk, as well as an increase in antimicrobial resistance, according to studies.
Experts advise physicians to administer antibiotics in a way that is least harmful to the newborn’s microbiome – the population of microorganisms that dwell in our bodies.
Antibiotics directed at a broad variety of bacteria, known as broad-spectrum antibiotics, are routinely provided to four to ten percent of all neonates for suspected infections, according to current recommendations.
Experts claim that in most cases, antibiotics are supplied inappropriately since only a tiny percentage of individuals who take them are later diagnosed with an illness.
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