Is Your Poo Normal?

MothersBabies Newsletter: Is Your Poo Normal? 21/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here What’s something we all do a lot, but almost never talk about? Poo has to be up pretty high on the ‘taboo topics for conversation’ list. It’s smelly, it can come at embarrassing times (first date, anyone?), and know one really wants […]

Is Your Poo Normal?

Is Your Poo Normal? Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 13/06/2022 Poop, number two, turd, doodoo, crap, ca-ca, dookie, or ‘dropping the kids off at the pool’… whatever you like to call it, pooping is a fact of life. But, while your poo […]

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 […]

Which Diet Does Science Say Is Best For Gut Health?

Which Diet Does Science Say Is Best For Gut Health? Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 20/03/2022 Google ‘What’s the best diet for gut health?’ and you will be bombarded with foods you should avoid, supplements you should take, keto meal plans to follow, and ‘detox’ programs […]

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 […]

MothersBabies Newsletter – Bifidobacteria and Immunity

MothersBabies Newsletter: Bifidobacteria and Immunity 14/2/2022 To view the newsletter, click here. There isn’t a magic pill that will stop us getting disease but a strong immune system is definitely a good start.  There is a growing body of evidence that suggests the immune system we develop in our early years lays the foundation for […]

MothersBabies Newsletter – All About Pre and Probiotics

MothersBabies Newsletter:All About Pre and Probiotics 14/2/2022 To view the newsletter, click here.   We know that having a good balance of healthy microbes in your gut can have significant health benefits for you and your baby, but how do you get more of the ‘good stuff?’. One way is probiotics, which are essentially good […]