Nurture Your Microbes to Fuel Your Fertility

MothersBabies Newsletter:Nurture Your Microbes to Fuel Your Fertility 23/5/2022 To view the newsletter, click here For so many of us, having babies is something we’ve dreamed about since we were young, and imagining our future selves has always involved a family of some description. It seems crazy then, to think that more information is not […]

The Lingering Impact of Birth Mode

The Lingering Impact of Birth Mode Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 26/05/2022 No woman should ever feel any guilt or judgment surrounding the way her baby was born. Every birth is an act of heroism in its own special way. Comparisons between C-sections and ‘natural births’ […]

You are what you eat… and so are your babies

MothersBabies Newsletter:You are what you eat… and so are your babies 10/5/2022 To view the newsletter, click here When you’re pregnant, it may feel like countless advice is being thrown at you from all angles: ‘make sure you sleep’, ‘this is the best pram’ etc. But by far, one of the most common pieces of advice doled out is […]

You Are What You Eat…and So Are Your Babies

You Are What You Eat…and So Are Your Babies Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 12/05/2022 “Give her an extra slice of cake. She’s eating for two!” “I wish I was pregnant so I could eat anything I wanted with no judgement!” “Eat everything now, girl! You’ll […]

The Gut Chronicles: the story behind your bub’s microbiome

MothersBabies Newsletter:The Gut Chronicles: the story behind your bub’s microbiome 10/5/2022 To view the newsletter, click here The learning curve when we become parents is steep…super steep. Breastfeeding techniques, ideal nap times, safest car seats, how to hold them when you bathe them…To ‘dummy’, or not to ‘dummy’? Should we co-sleep? Is sleep training the […]

Gut Chronicles: The Story Behind Your Bub’s Gut Microbiome

Gut Chronicles: The Story Behind Your Bub’s Gut Microbiome Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 01/05/2022 The learning curve when we become parents is steep…super steep. Breastfeeding techniques, ideal nap times, safest car seats, how to hold them when you bathe them…To ‘dummy’, or not to ‘dummy’? […]

Excerpt from The First Thousand Days: An Evidence Paper

Excerpt from ‘The First Thousand Days: An Evidence Paper’ Section 3.2.1 The role of the microbiome Written by The Centre for Community Child Health The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne September 2017 Vast numbers of bacteria, viruses, and fungi (collectively known as the microbiome) live in and on the human body and play an important role […]

Breast Feeding and The Hot Topic Of Immunity

Is there a hotter topic than immunity in these Covid-19 times? As the global scientific community focuses on developing vaccines that confer immunity, we’ve become familiar with the concept of a compromised or ‘weakened’ immune systems.