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Your baby's microbiome at birth has a significant impact on lifetime immunity against disease

Research suggests that the crucial window for development of a baby’s immune system is from birth to four months. During this time research suggests the microbiome plays a significant role in setting up the baby’s immune system to help protection against a variety of diseases, like asthma, allergies, diabetes, obesity and eczema and that this can have a lifelong impact.

There are a number of things that research suggests you can do to manage the microbiome of your baby. Watch this short video for some clues.

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Information about the microbiome and why it is important in babies. For the full expert interviews, head to 'meet the experts' in 'the science' menu at the top of this page.

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baby with dr steven leach

Dr Leach explains where a baby gets their microbiome from.

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baby with dr steven leach

Steven explains the important role of breastfeeding and diet on the microbiome of a baby.

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baby with dr steven leach

Dr Leach explains his work looking at the benefits of prebiotics in premature babies.

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