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Table 1 Infant growth characteristics

From: A metagenomic study of diet-dependent interaction between gut microbiota and host in infants reveals differences in immune response

  Breast-fed (BF) Formula-fed (FF)
Sample size 6 6
Maternal age 30.0 ± 4.6 30.7 ± 5.9
Parity 2.0 ± 0.0 2.1 ± 0.6
Infant gender 5 male/1 female 4 male/2 female
Length at birth (cm) 53.2 ± 3.1 51.0 ± 2.5
Body weight (kg)   
   At birth 3.79 ± 0.50a 3.46 ± 0.20a
   At month 1 4.98 ± 0.73b 4.61 ± 0.65b
   At month 2 6.43 ± 0.73c 5.66 ± 0.85c
   At month 3 7.02 ± 0.72d 6.45 ± 0.96d
BF or FF diet intake (ml/kg/day)   
   At month 1 166.0 ± 18.3a 162.5 ± 28.4a
   At month 2 127.6 ± 19.5a 138.5 ± 14.3a,b
   At month 3 129.0 ± 20.1b 134.8 ± 9.5b
  1. Values are means ± standard deviation. Superscripts indicate significant differences over time, P = 0.001.