Engineering the Newborn Microbiome

MothersBabies Newsletter:Engineering the Microbiome 05/07/2022 To view the newsletter, click here Not everyone ends up having the type of birth that ticks all the boxes for optimising their baby’s gut microbiome development.  C-sections are essential for some, breastfeeding is not always an option, and antibiotics can help save the lives of both mum and baby. […]

Engineering the Newborn Microbiome

Engineering the Newborn Microbiome Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 30/06/2022 Your newborn’s gut microbiome helps shape their immune system, determining their overall health through toddler-dom, the teen years, and into adulthood (1). C-section deliveries, antibiotics during pregnancy and birth, formula feeding, and […]

Improving your gut health can change your baby’s life​

MothersBabies Newsletter: Improving your gut health can change your baby’s life 30/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here Why is hardly anybody talking about the importance of supporting a healthy microbiome when we’re planning to start a family? Science tells us that our gut health, and the balance of microbes in our microbiome, can dramatically […]

The Surprising Links Between Breastfeeding, BMI, & Bacteria

The Surprising Links Between Breastfeeding, BMI, & Bacteria Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 26/05/2022 A Weighty Issue More kids than ever before are overweight or obese (1). Although trashy magazines and celebrities like Kim Kardashian may have us fooled into thinking being overweight is only an […]

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’? […]

Breastfeeding diet: does it matter?

MothersBabies Newsletter:Breastfeeding Diet: does it really matter? 3/5/2022 To view the newsletter, click here   When a baby is born, a shift in focus moves from the pregnant woman to her baby. New mums often find themselves prioritising the health and happiness of their newborn baby above their own. While this is completely understandable with […]

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 […]