A must-watch for every Parent & Parent-To-Be
The below videos are from a round table discussion held recently where experts in the field share important information about gut health and microbiome science.
Learn about the microbiome and the important impact it has on the health of your baby.
As the round table continues, we hear about what you can do to make the biggest impact.
Meet our expert panel
Leaders in gut health and microbiome science and ambassadors for MothersBabies
Watch individual interviews with the experts
Dr Dani Susic – Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Microbiome Researcher
In this interview, Dr Susic talks about research in the microbiome field and what women can do to optimise the microbiome of their baby.
Dr Steven Leach – Paediatric Immunobiologist
Steven discusses how a newborn baby’s microbiome ‘teaches’ it’s immune system for lifetime protection against inflammation and disease. He also talks about the importance of things like breastfeeding to support your baby’s microbiome.
Leah Hechtman – Naturopath & Natural Fertility Expert
Leah speaks about what couples can do to optimise their microbiomes for fertility and baby health.
Matthew Evans – Farmer, Broadcaster & Food Commentator
Watch to hear Matthew speak about the importance of soil and bringing things back to basics to optimise your microbiome.
Brittany Darling – Nutritionist, Herbalist & Fertility Consultant
In this interview Brittany talks about the importance of diet and nutrition on the microbiome and what advice she gives her clients wanting to improve fertility.
The greatest gift you can give to your baby is an immune system that can fight disease. To find out more, read the research articles from the experts
Read the Articles
The way our babies are born affects their gut microbiome composition, their immune system development and their resistance to medicines, such as antibiotics, used to treat infections and diseases
Caesareans can be a life saving necessity in the birth of a baby. Current scientific research into the development of a baby’s gut microbiome suggests that the way a baby is born, i.e. vaginally or by caesarean, can have a significant effect on the early development of the baby’s gut microbiome.
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?
Current evidence based research indicates that what we eat during pregnancy has a significant impact on the early development of the baby during pregnancy and the first 1000 days of life.
The development of a baby’s gut microbiome and immune system and the role of beneficial bacteria, Bifidobacteria
A 2020 study of 88 African American babies during the first month of life included babies who were full term (>37 weeks) with no major genetic abnormalities.
Read the Research
The Persistent Gut Microbiota in Infancy and it’s Origin Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 29/11/2021 During and after birth, the gut of
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.
Feeding human milk to newborn infants has important nutritional, physiological, immunological and psychological benefits that may impact on their long-term growth and development.
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