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New research: Breastfeeding and expressed milk recommended for pain management

This is great! New research recommends that breastfeeding and expressed human milk should be offered as primary pain management options. The review study looks at 10 papers from peer-reviewed journals between 2012 and 2020. Expressed human milk: "There is statistically significant evidence...

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"Understanding HMOs" New FREE mini-course - explaining the super-power component of breast milk!

Announcing a new FREE mini-course available from 20-27th October. Giving you FREE training on a super-important super-power component of breast milk called HUMAN MILK OLIGOSACCHARIDES (HMOs). You can book your place on this free training NOW: >>>>...

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New research: Altered gut microbiome associated with IBD in expectant mothers is transferred to the baby

New animal research reveals an altered gut microbiome associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is transferred from mother to her baby. The research published in Gut indicates that expectant mothers with IBD have an altered gut microbiome that persists during pregnancy. Their...

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New research: High sugar diet of breastfeeding mothers impacts infant cognitive development

Edited to add - there has been quite a lot of discussion about this post on our Facebook group, particularly about what this research means, who funded it and whether or this information should be communicated to parents. Here is a link to our Facebook group if you want to see the comments...

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New research: To turn breast milk into ice-cream to help fight Coronavirus

Wow. An amazing idea! To collect breast milk full of protective antibodies from 7,500 women who had the Coronavirus. Then to turn their breast milk into pear-flavoured ice-cream. Then to feed the ice-cream to the elderly and those in poor health to help protect them against the virus. “The...

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New research: Exposure to mother's feces restores the infant gut microbiome of C-section babies

This new research could be a game-changer! A small “proof of concept” study shows exposing babies born by C-section to some of the mother’s feces immediately after birth helps restore the baby’s gut microbiome, so that it looks like the “normal fecal microbiota development” associated with...

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New research: Gestational diabetes and impact on the future health of the child

Wow. Quite shocking statistics. New research finds diabetes before or during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of the baby having heart disease as a young adult. Researchers found: If your mother had gestational diabetes during pregnancy, then as a young adult you have - 27%...

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10 unsung but world-changing female microbiologists

I absolutely love this! A really-easy-to-read article written for International Microorganism Day that celebrates and honours the work, accomplishments and contribution of 10 unsung female microbiologists. But why aren’t these amazing scientists household names? There seems to be a clue in...

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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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