New mothers please take note! A new study has found that breastfeeding babies who receive probiotic supplements for three weeks improve have better gut health which protects the baby from diabetes and some cancers. The study is the first to show that a combination of breast milk and a probiotic organism can lead to lasting changes in the gut microbiome said lead author Mark Underwood. Even though we stopped giving the probiotic on day 28 of life the particular organisms we gave stayed in their fecal community out to 60 days and even longer he added. The researchers explained B.