Early life microbiota influences immunity, gastrointestinal health, metabolism, neurodevelopment, and overall infant health. The infant gut must rapidly accumulate ten times as many microbes as the whole body contains human cells.
GUT Health Matters!
Poorly developed gut microbiome in early life increases susceptibility to the development of food allergy, asthma and autism, celiac disease, and more. There is an increased risk of obesity in 84% of children exposed to prenatal antibiotics in the second or third trimester and 46% in those delivered by C-section. Infants fed formula have impaired immunity and altered metabolism.
You will even find out the two foods Japanese scientists found in the maternal diet that are associated with longer newborn sleep times!
In this one hour session you will learn about factors that impact early microbiome development:
Mode of birth
Site of birth
Breast or bottle
Kathy Fray is an award-winning best-selling parenting author, passionate promoter of mothers-to-be accessing empowering maternity education, holistically-minded Midwife, and thought-leader of Integrative Maternity Healthcare information. By 2005 Kathy’s first book “OH BABY…Birth, Babies & Motherhood Uncensored” had rapidly become NZ’s No.1 go-to ‘bible’ on childbirth and infants – instantly becoming popular for her authentic ability to “cut through the PC crap” to talk honestly and genuinely about the motherhood journey.