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Really easy-to-understand article explaining the human microbiome

I love this very easy-to-understand and fun explanation about the human #microbiome, which includes a great description of how babies can receive around 75% of their microbes from their mothers, if vaginally born. "Three-quarters of your microbiome can be traced back to your mother. The womb...

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New research: Probiotics could shape the gut microbiome of preterm babies

This is interesting, and could really help preterm infants, especially as preterm infants are more vulnerable to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). New research suggests probiotics with particular strains of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus could shape the gut microbiome of preterm...

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New research: Skin-to-skin contact reduces pain response in a baby's brain

There are many really good reasons to have immediate skin-to-skin contact with newborn babies. Now there’s a new reason – it helps reduce the brain response to pain. New research finds that being held skin-to-skin reduces how strongly a newborn baby’s brain responds to pain. The small study...

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Last chance! Half-price Infant Microbiome course. USD $40 for 9 HOURS CPD / CE / CERPs

Last chance to grab our 9 hour course: Infant Microbiome & Epigenetics for HALF-PRICE! USD $40 for 9 HOURS CPD / CERPs: https://microbirth.teachable.com/p/microbirthonlin... Learn from 11 world-leading professors. Approved for 9 HOURS CPD / CE / CE & 9...

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New research: How COVD-19 has impacted breastfeeding duration, experiences and support

Sometimes you see a post or a tweet that stops you in your tracks because it is so shocking. This was one of those posts. This was a tweet about important new research by the amazing power-duo of Professor Amy Brown and Dr Natalie Shenker. Their new research paper was based on the online...

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New research: Detailed analysis of the gut microbiome of 1479 pregnant women

Not that easy-to-read but new research provides a systematic analysis of the gut microbiome of 1479 pregnant women. The study recruited women from the Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center in Guangzhou, a large modern city located in South China. The study found the gut microbiota of...

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New research: A new mouse study finds a mother's gut microbes help wire her baby’s brain

Wow. Fascinating. New animal study finds the mother’s gut microbes affects a baby’s brain, even before birth. Obviously mice and humans are very different, but this new research published in Nature finds that the microbes in the gut microbiome of a female mouse can shape the baby’s brain, and...

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New research: Frequent antibiotics in early life can make huge difference to saliva microbiome

New research shows antibiotics can dramatically affect the saliva microbiome – suggesting antibiotics can impact the entire digestive tract. In the study of 808 Finnish adolescents, 5996 doses of antibiotics were prescribed to 808 children up to age 12. This means on average, each child was...

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New research: 2 cups of yoghurt a week could improve gut-barrier function

The health benefits of yoghurt and other fermented foods have been known for centuries. Now new research finds that consumption of just 2 CUPS OF YOGHURT A WEEK may improve the gut barrier function. As described in the easy-to-read article (link below), in the study of 1076 men and women,...

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Opinion: What if.... all hospitals had midwives on their executive board?

I love this article in The Tennessean - it provides a beautiful vision of a possible future where all hospitals have midwives on their executive board, to ensure respectful maternity care for all parents. This could be the ideal way to ensure all maternity policies are microbiome-friendly,...

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