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 […]

Shaping our Gut Health through Diet

MothersBabies Newsletter: Shaping our Gut Health through Diet 13/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here If you’ve been following along for a while now, you’ll know how important our gut health is to so many aspects of our overall health as human beings… There are certain factors that shape our gut microbiome that we have […]

The Surprising link between breastfeeding, BMI and Bacteria

MothersBabies Newsletter: The Surprising Links Between Breastfeeding, BMI and Bacteria 06/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here Did you know that overweight or obese women are much less likely to breastfeed their children? Or that the gut microbiome of children of obese and overweight women is different to the children of women in the healthy […]

The Lingering Impact of Birth Mode

MothersBabies Newsletter: The Lingering Impact of Birth Mode 30/5/2022 To view the newsletter, click here We say it time and time again here at MothersBabies: Knowledge is power. There are so many decisions to be made as you begin to consider the prospect of having a baby, and the more you know about the impact […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Your Gut Healthy?

Is Your Gut Healthy? Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 07/03/2022 With all the talk about ‘gut health’ everywhere you look, you might be wondering what a ‘healthy’ gut even is! How can a healthy gut be measured? Is it just the absence […]

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 2

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 2 May, 2021   The Panel Discussion, held in May 2021, was a unique combination of various experts in the field of the microbiome. They discuss factors that impact the microbiome of a newborn through to toddler age, and the evidence that suggests the microbiome is linked to […]