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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Pregnancy Diet, Gut Health and Impact on Offspring Health Written by Clare Carrick BHSc (Nutrition & Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD
We are what we eat – what is the best diet for gut microbiome health and the function of our immune system?
In the last few decades diets have come in and out of fashion and different people propose different diets for different perceived real or unclear health benefits. But what does the science say?
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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.
From approximately three years of age, a child’s microbiota becomes relatively stable and continues to be so throughout their lifetime.
The Importance of the First 1000 Days of Life on Microbiota Development Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020 Scientific evidence confirms that the
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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.
Babies 6 months + with Brittany DARling
Nutritionist Brittany Darling talks about her work with children.
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.
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