WHAT IS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT THE GUT MICROBIOME AND 2′‐FL?
Abstract:This article from Dr Akshay Batra, MBBS, MD, MRCPCH, highlights the impact of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) on the microbiome and their synergistic relationship; explains the diversity of probiotics in the infant microbiome; and discusses the current research regarding reduction in infant mortality and morbidities.
DR AKSHAY BATRA, MBBS, MD, MRCPCH
Southampton Children’s Hospital
Southampton, United Kingdom
Dr Akshay Batra works at the Southampton Children’s Hospital in the UK as a Paediatric Gastroenterologist. His routine clinical work includes the care of paediatric gastroenterology inpatients, outpatient clinics, and diagnostic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Dr Batra looks after children with conditions like failure to thrive, feeding problems in infancy, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, recurrent abdominal pain and intestinal failure. He also provides diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy for the region, and clinics at regional hospitals. As well as general gastroenterology, Dr Batra leads an intestinal failure and coeliac disease service.
Dr Batra has a special interest in intestinal failure and the management of complex nutritional needs. He also provides a regional service for diagnosis and management of children with gastrointestinal motility disorders.