Effect of Spontaneous Delivery and Elective Caesarean Section on Number of Bifidobacterium Colony in Newborns
AbstractObjective: To know the effect of vaginal delivery and elective caesarean section in total colony of bifidobacterium in newbornâ€™s faeces. Method: All the research subject who has fulfilled the inclusion criteria, the newbornâ€™s faeces taken on the 3rd to 4th day after delivery. One cc of faeces diluted into 9 cc thioglycolate in a sterile tube and sent to the Microbiology Laboratory of Hospital of Dr. M. Djamil Padang for the examination of colony of bifidobacterium. Data was processed and analized statistically. Result: The sample was taken from 41 research subject of vaginal delivery and 41 research subject of elective caesarean section. The average of total colony of bifidobacterium in newbornâ€™s faeces with vaginal delivery is 23,588,220 CFU/gram and the average of total colony of bifidobacterium in newbornâ€™s faeces with elective caesarean section is 4,151,829.3 CFU/gram. Conclusion: Total colony of bifidobacterium in newbornâ€™s faeces with vaginal delivery is higher than elective caesarean section, and proved statistically significant (p < 0.05). [Indones J Obstet Gynecol 2011; 35-2: 49-52] Keywords: bifidobacterium, vaginal delivery, caesarean section
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