Why ‘vaginal seeding’ is a risky business

The benefits of ‘vaginal seeding’ have once again been called into question, with new research showing the controversial practice does more harm than good.

Also known as microbirthing, it involves rubbing a C-section baby in its mother’s vaginal fluid and wiping this over the baby’s mouth, face and body.

The idea is that exposure to the bacteria will boost the child’s immune system and gut health.

While the practice is growing, experts warn that the benefits do not outweigh the risks.

In a new article published this week, the Danish researchers highlight the difficulty in