MothersBabies Newsletter:
A Solid Start to a Healthy Gut


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Do you feel confused by the conflicting advice you’ve received on what to feed your baby when introducing solids? Doctors, maternal child health nurses, influencers, naturopaths, your own parents…they all seem to have a different idea about exactly how, when and what to do when starting your bub on solid foods.

We know that the development of a healthy gut microbiome is super important to help set your child up for a healthy life…We also know that introducing solids sparks one of the largest shifts in your baby’s gut microbiome, and that diet can continue to influence the richness and diversity of the gut bug community…

So how can we introduce solids to our babies in a way that can help nurture their gut? This newsletter will outline some of the scientific findings on exactly this topic.

In this newsletter you can:

  • Read an article written by nutritionist Clare Carrick discussing the impact that introducing solids has on bub’s gut, plus one simple dietary concept that you can follow to nurture their gut development.
  • Read a research summary written by Dr Fathalla Ali outlining the factors influencing your baby’s gut microbiome development, including the effect that different introductory diets have on the stability, richness and diversity of your baby’s gut microbiome.  
  • Watch Paediatric Immunobiologist Dr Steven Leach explain how the introduction of solids can play a huge part in the health of a baby’s microbiome.


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The information in this newsletter is provided for general educational purposes only.

Statements or opinions expressed in the newsletter should not be taken as fact, but as opinion on the current state of evidence based science. The content is not (and should not be taken to be) medical advice or an endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or treatment.

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