MothersBabies Newsletter: Solids and Baby Gut Health


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Some people dread it…some people find it exciting… but no matter where you are on this continuum, introducing solids to your bub is undoubtedly a milestone event!

And it’s not just a milestone in terms of your daily activities from here on in…Introducing solids also represents a huge turning point in your baby’s gut microbiome!

Following their birth, your bub’s gut microbiome has been changing as they encounter new microbes…licking a dog, eating some dirt, drinking some breastmilk… all of these things have helped your baby’s gut microbiome to diversify and develop! When solids are introduced, this process is amplified! Suddenly your baby is ingesting so many new varieties of microbes, along with different prebiotic fibres to feed the new gut bugs! It’s a party in there!

With this introduction of solids comes an opportunity for you and your baby to nurture their lifelong passion for healthy, gut-nourishing food. This opportunity shouldn’t be taken lightly! The science has shown that these early years are pivotal in terms of lifelong health, risk of disease, allergies, asthma and cognitive development.

Nourishing your baby’s gut can help to set them on a path to a healthier, happier lifestyle! This means less sick days, more energy, and less worry about allergens, eczema, asthma…

To discover more about how introducing solids impacts your baby’s gut microbiome, purchase our online module 8 ‘Solids and Baby Gut Health’ for just $47. 

In this module, you will:

  • Gain access to our clinical nutritionist, Brittany Darling’s, top tips and tricks for introducing solids.
  • Discover how introducing solids influences your baby’s gut health.
  • Learn how to set up your child for a lifelong love of wholesome food and good health.
  • Gain an understanding on the current recommendations for prebiotic and probiotic supplements.

Your child will thank you for it! (OK…probably not until they have their own kids and realise how amazing you are…but they will!!)

The information in this newsletter is provided for general educational purposes only.

Statements or opinions expressed in the newsletter should not be taken as fact, but as opinion on the current state of evidence based science.

This content is not (and should not be taken to be) medical advice or an endorsement, or recommendation, of any specific product or treatment.


If you require medical attention please seek professional advice from an appropriately experienced health practitioner. 

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