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Your child's microbiome is still impacting immune system development until the age of three....

Research suggests that simple things like the type and timing of introducing solids to a baby’s diet can have a significant impact on the balance of its microbiome.

There are also other things that can have a positive influence on your older baby's microbiome, including exposure to furry pets and healthy soil time.

Watch this short video for some more information on how to boost the microbiome of your child.

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The introduction to solid foods and gut microbiota stability

The first 1-3 years of life is an important period for the development of our gut microbiota. During this critical time, gut microbiota development progresses from it being a relatively simple microbial community that is less rich and diverse, to a one that is high in richness and diversity.

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Diet and Microbiota

The human gastrointestinal tract is the home for trillions of bacteria that are continuously shaped by different factors and amongst these factors is the particular dietary habit followed.

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Information about the importance of the microbiome in babies 6 months +.
For the full expert interviews, head to 'meet the experts' in 'the science' menu at the top of this page.

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Babies 6 months + with Brittany DARling

Nutritionist Brittany Darling talks about her work with children.

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Babies 6 months + with brittany darling

Nutritionist Brittany Darling talks about the importance of parents understanding the impact of the microbiome on the health of their children.

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Babies 6 months + with Dr Steven Leach

Dr Steven Leach talks about the impact of the first 1 – 2 years on a baby’s lifetime microbiome

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