Eating (Well) For Two

Eating (Well) For Two Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 26/03/2022 When you first visit the GP after discovering those two lines on the pregnancy test, you will most likely be given a long list of what NOT to eat or drink during pregnancy…No more soft cheese, […]

Microbiome Manipulation

Microbiome Manipulation Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 03/04/2022 The gut microbiome is complex and plays a major role in the development and regulation of the immune system. Maternal health, and the state of the maternal gut microbiome, before and during pregnancy is an important determinant for the development of newborn microbiome. As […]

Life Goal: A Balanced Gut

Life Goal: A Balanced Gut Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 21/03/2022 Looking down into our baby’s eyes in their first few weeks of life, we might dream of their life ahead… ‘Who will they become?’… ‘Will they be successful?’…’Will they want children?’…As […]

C-sections, Gut health, and Your Bub

C-sections, Gut health, and Your Bub Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 07/03/2022 From the minute you see those two lines appear on the pregnancy test, many hours are spent discussing and planning out exactly how the birth will go…. ‘Have you got […]

Feeding Your Bub and Their Bugs

Feeding Your Bub and Their Bugs Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 26/2/2022 You’ve got all the gear…The ‘right’ highchair, the suction-cup plate, the pastel silicon baby utensils, and those smock bibs that cover your baby’s entire outfit…because you know exactly how messy […]

Why We Love Bifidobacteria

Father and baby

Why We Love Bifidobacteria Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 15/2/2022 Probiotic supplements are everywhere these days, and they come with some pretty hefty health claims. Are these claims too good to be true? Will any old probiotic do? Do I need to […]

Do You Need a Probiotic During Pregnancy?

Do You Need a Probiotic During Pregnancy? Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 7/2/2022 What are probiotics? Probiotics contain living microorganisms that may help to repopulate or balance the gut microbiome of the host (1). An accepted definition of probiotics is ‘live microorganisms […]

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 2

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 2 May, 2021   The Panel Discussion, held in May 2021, was a unique combination of various experts in the field of the microbiome. They discuss factors that impact the microbiome of a newborn through to toddler age, and the evidence that suggests the microbiome is linked to […]

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 1

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 1 May, 2021   The Panel Discussion, held in May 2021, was a unique combination of various experts in the field of the microbiome. They discuss factors that impact the microbiome of a newborn through to toddler age, and the evidence that suggests the microbiome is linked to […]

The beneficial effect of breastfeeding on Gut Microbiota

The Beneficial Effect of Breastfeeding on Gut Microbiota Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 12/1/2022 Human breastmilk is the primary source of nutrition for newborn babies. It contains many microbes that play a major role in the development of a child’s immune system and that help protect against infection and inflammation. It is well […]