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Easy-to-understand evidence-based courses for health professionals. CE/CPD approved.

First study to match maternal secretor status for donor human milk for preterm infants

I can't wait for the results of this new study on donor milk and preterm infants. I love the description of the potential impact of the study: "Our research could revolutionize how milk banks and neonatal intensive care units provide donor human milk (DHM) to preterm infants." The study looks...

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If you missed our $40 special offer for the full 9 hour course, here is a "secret" link...

We've never done this before, but we have set up a secret way to still buy the INFANT MICROBIOME & EPIGENETICs course for the special offer USD $40 price. The offer ended on 29th July but over the past 2 days, we have had many requests from people who missed the offer. So....the secret...

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Which are the best foods to help protect your immune system?

Really helpful article about nutrition and the immune system - especially important amidst the COVID19 pandemic. Includes tips for good gut health including eating a diverse range of fresh veg, fermented foods and prebiotic fibres (onions, garlic, bananas and artichokes). ...

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A new repository of over 1500 recent scientific papers on COVID19, breastfeeding, maternal and infant nutrition

Wow. This will keep us busy! A new Specific Repository of peer-reviewed scientific articles compiled by the John Hopkins Centre for Humanitarian Health focusing solely COVID19, maternalhealth, child health, breastfeeding, breastmilk, lactation and nutrition Currently, 1500 publications are...

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New research on the infant microbiome, neurodevelopment and schizophrenia

Not that easy to read, but really fascinating new paper about the potential links between the infant microbiome and the workings of the brain, particularly the stress-related factors that could lead to schizophrenia. Quoting from the paper: "The intestinal microbiome in earliest life,...

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Lovely illustrations to explain how the gut microbiome protects the human host

Love the words and especially love the beautiful illustrations in this "Sarah's World Blog" - offering a really good easy-to-understand explanation of how the gut microbiome protects the human host. "The gut microbiome protects its host from pathogens, helps digest food and supports the immune...

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Could the antibodies in breast milk be a possible treatment for the coronavirus?

Oooh - this is interesting. An immunologist is looking at whether the antibodies in breast milk could be a possible treatment for the coronavirus. According to this article in the Business Insider, human milk immunologist Rebecca Powell has been collecting breast milk from mothers who survived...

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Behind the scences on research into fungi in breast milk

Fascinating and easy-to-read blog-post by Shirin Moossavi going “behind the scences” of the research process – about how scientists learned more fungi in human breast milk. Based on an average daily consumption of human breask milk, breastfed infants ingest 104 to 106 bacteria per day - but...

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Several human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) in mothers milk were associated with infant weight gain in the first 6 months.

New research on human breast milk from a team including Professor Lars Bode (featured in our Breast Milk and the Infant Microbiome course) - several human milk oligosaccharides in mothers milk were associated with infant weight gain in the first 6 months. "Our data suggest that higher LNFPII...

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A good news story about reduction of preterm births during COVID19 lockdown

A good news story about reduction of preterm births during COVID19 lockdown. Is this happening where you live? Is it less stress for expectant mothers? More rest? Better diet? What do you think? Whatever it is - it would be great if this reduction in preterm births continues! Here's a...

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