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Many prospective parents are concerned about how their pets will interact with a new baby.
Common worries include germs, time management, potential possessive animal behaviour and even danger to a newborn.
But equally, giving up your beloved animal companion in preparation for the birth can seem like an insurmountable cruelty.
So finally, some positive news in the world of dog / baby relations.
Pre- and postnatal pet exposure enriched the abundance of Oscillospira and/or Ruminococcus.
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