THE INFANT MICROBIOME - MADE EASY!

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

Why a mother elephant poos on her baby's head

My favourite thing I've learned this week - about how a mother elephant poos on her baby's head! In humans - a baby can come into contact with the mother's fecal matter (her poo) during vaginal birth and that's a great thing. When a human (or elephant) baby comes into contact with the...

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Really good CHILD STUDY video about new discoveries in breast milk research

Fabulous short video about new discoveries in breast milk research by the CHILD Study (which includes the wonderful Dr Meghan Azad who is featured in our Microbiome Courses) The video explains the factors that influence the development of asthma, allergies and obesity, plus a great explanation...

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7 fun facts (and special offer) for our 9 hour Infant Microbiome course

Here are 7 fun facts about the full Infant Microbiome & Epigenetics course that you may not know.... Fun Fact 1. Originally the course was called Microbirth Online Course (after our film), but then we realised not everyone had seen our film! Fun Fact 2. The full 9 hour course took 12...

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Link between the gut microbiome and COVID19

Really good and easy-to-understand article (for non-scientists like me) explaining the connection between the gut microbiome and covid19. Includes a great description of how the gut microbiome works in conjunction with the immune system. And if you have taken one of our courses - you will...

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Breastfeeding in Vogue

I love these powerful images and stories about the reality, emotion and beauty of breastfeeding. And great to see it in Vogue. “In some way it made me feel empowered; it made me feel like it was something only I could do to soothe him. I felt my partner was so much better at pretty much...

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New research finds "no evidence of replication-competent virus in breastmilk of SARS-CoV-2-infected women"

Some good news about breast milk and COVID-19. A new study finds "no evidence of replication-competent virus in breastmilk of SARS-CoV-2-infected women". If you're wondering what that means, here's a summary of the research from Professor Lars Bode's Twitter feed. Dr Bode is one of the...

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New research: COVID-19 transmitted to newborns by C-section vs vaginal birth?

New research looked at whether C-section, strict isolation and formula-feeding were justified to prevent babies developing COVID-19 infections. And guess what it found? In 49 studies involving 666 babies, the rate of COVID-19 infection "is no greater when the baby is born vaginally,...

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Consequences of no accurate current breastfeeding rates in Australia

Really good article in The Conversation on why it is SO important to have accurate breastfeeding rates, and the consequences of this information NOT being available for Australia. "A newly released international report reveals that 41% of babies worldwide are exclusively breastfed for...

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New MotherBabies Study

Can't wait for the results of this Australian study into how the mother's microbiome affects her baby's health. Sounds great and very much needed. "The MothersBabies study being conducted by researchers at the Microbiome Research Centre at St George Hospital, will look at the changes in...

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"Unprecedented" fall in preterm births

Wow. I love this good news story about the impact of Covid-19 - it's led to an "unprecedented" fall in preterm births in Ireland. Numbers of very low birth weight babies are down 73% in the first 4 months of this year - believed to be due to reduced stress and healthier lifestyles...

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