Welcome to Microbiome Courses

Evidence-based courses and resources on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

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Hey - I'm Toni Harman

I'm a parent of a baby born by C-section.

I wish I knew then what I know now...

I've spent the past 10 years interviewing brilliant scientists....

About the microbiome, pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

Now I want to bring what I have learned to YOU.

REMEMBER: A baby's gut health STARTS EARLY

- you can make a difference!

Want to learn the basics - fast?

✅ Take our free 30 mins mini-course

✅ Learn from 6 top University professors.

✅ Immediate access - start learning today.

"I learned so much about the infant microbiome and the impact of HMOs on the infants overall health from Microbiome Courses.
It is a fascinating and complex subject, and the course presented the material in a clear and engaging way. The videos were very professionally done. I have already recommended the course to several colleagues!"
Kristina Chamberlain, CNM, ARNP, IBCLC, Clinical Director and Lead Faculty
UC San Diego Extension Lactation Program

“I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for Toni's free courses.

The passion is palpable and the science makes sense. My background is hospital-based, and this research is not taught. My private practice is enriched having discovered the Microbiome courses. Plus, the presentations are fun and captivating! They stick with you! I never pass them up!”

Kristan Zylka, BSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, Oh Eve Motherhood Lactation Education and Consulting.

“Wow. I learned so many more amazing things about breastmilk.

The best thing about the course is that it is easy to follow, and has so many experts featured. There is just enough reiteration of previous modules to reinforce the learning.

The course gave me a deeper understanding about why each mother's breastmilk is the food designed for her baby, and a reminder that formula will never compare no matter what they add to it.”

Betsy Schwartz, CLC, MMHS, Postpartum Doula/Mentor/Reiki Master

Postpartum doula /trainer and mentor for 25 + years.

Want to learn the science of birth and breastfeeding

from top professors and scientists?

Microbiome Courses are:

➡️ Evidence-based courses

➡️ Full length courses are CPD / CE approved

➡️ Easy-to-understand and easy-to-understand

➡️ Go-at-your-pace with 24/7 access

No pressure, no overwhelm & no guilt!

Watch this short animated explainer video to find out more!

This is one of the resources available in our Microbiome Baby programme!

What is the human microbiome?

1. About the human microbiome

Human beings are made up of trillions of human cells and trillions of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi etc)

The microorganisms that live on and in us are called the human microbiome.

2. About vaginal birth

Scientists have discovered that during vaginal birth, the baby acquires beneficial microorganisms from the mother. These beneficial microorganisms help seed the infant gut microbiome.

3. About breastfeeding

These beneficial microorganisms in the baby's gut are then fed by the special sugars in breast milk.

4. About infant immune system training

This ensures the right beneficial microrganisms are present in the infant gut to optimally train the infant immune system.

= Vaginal birth + breastfeeding

➡️ "Seed and feed"

➡️ This helps protect a baby's long-term health

"If we miss the window at birth then the immune system never matures correctly.

If you upset this process in early life then we may have consequences later and that can lead to production of disease later in life."

- Prof. Rodney Dietert, Professor Emeritus of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University (one of the professors featured in our courses!)

Ready to learn from top University professors?



In our courses, you will be learning from:

Professor Martin Blaser - Director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Professor Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello - Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health

Professor Rodney Dietert - Professor Emeritus, Immunotoxicology, Cornell University

Professor Gregor Reid - Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Western University, and Scientist in Human Microbiome and Probiotics at the Lawson Health Research Institute

Professor Sue Carter - Director of The Kinsey Institute and Rudy Professor of Biology at Indiana University.

Professor Aleeca Bell - Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Professor Anita Kozrskyj - Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

Professor Philip Steer - Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College London

Professor Hannah Dahlen - Professor of Midwifery, University of Western Sydney

Professor Jacquelyn Taylor - Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Research on People of Color at Columbia University School of Nursing.

Professor Lesley Page - Visiting Professor of Midwifery, Kings College London

Professor Lars Bode - Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego

Professor Meghan Azad - Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Professor Bruce German - Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

Professor David Mills - Professor in the Departments of Food Science & Technology and Viticulture & Enology at the University of California, Davis

Want to learn about the infant microbiome - FAST?

✅Take our free 30 mins mini-course!

✅Learn the science from 6 top University professors.

➡️Link to enroll: >>> https://microbirth.teachable.com/p/taster/


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Microbiome Courses: microbiomecourses.com

Microbiome Academy: microbiomeacademy.com

Microbiome Courses: https://microbirth.teachable.com

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