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Alarmins are the 'gold' in breast milk - find out what they are and what they do!

Wow. I love learning new things. I had never heard of alarmins before - but according to this fascinating article, they are ‘gold’ in breast milk. "Alarmins are the 'gold' in breast milk. These proteins prevent dangerous intestinal colonization disorders that can lead to blood poisoning and...

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New research on probiotics for preterm infants

Fascinating new research about the impact of probiotics for preterm infants. 1 in 9 babies are born preterm, so this could make a huge difference to infant health. The research involving 101 infants shows that if particular strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria are given to preterm...

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NEW - Evidence-based resources to help you explain the infant microbiome to parents

Exciting news! We've opened the doors to "Beta-Testers". This is a chance to road-test our new evidence-based resources to help you easily explain the infant microbiome to parents. Plus all the resources have been fact-checked by professors so you can trust them! The evidence-based...

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Vitamin D supplementation is linked with changes to the infant microbiome

New research from the CHILD Study finds that vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes to the infant microbiome - including (and notably) a lower abundance of the bacteria Megamonas—at three months of age. The study senior author is Professor Anita Kozyrskyj who is...

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Part Two: Video and research links for coronavirus antibodies in breast milk

The amazingness of breast milk Part Two (You can read Part One of this post HERE) Here is a short video explaining how the breast milk of mothers who tested positive for coronavirus have antibodies in their breast...

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Part One: Dutch researchers find coronavirus antibodies in breast milk

The amazingness of breast milk - Part One. (Also see Part Two of this post HERE) New Dutch research finds coronavirus antibodies in the breast milk of women who have tested positive for the virus. ‘We think when drinking the milk, the antibodies attach themselves to the surface of our mucous...

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New study looking at whether lockdown affects development of allergies in babies

Sounds a great study looking to see if lockdown affects the development of allergies in babies, but surprisingly (at least to me) there’s no mention of breast milk... The study is looking at 1,000 babies who were born in Ireland between March and May 2020. According to this article in The...

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Research on Lactobacilli, sperm and male fertility

Fascinating new review study on Lactobacilli, sperm and male fertility. Up to 50% of cases is attributed to the male part of infertility. The study found the "semen microbiome was rich and diverse" in both fertile and infertile men. The study found that Lactobacillus and Prevotella were...

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New research: Antibiotics given to a baby in the first 12 months can increase future risk of IBD and type 1 diabetes

Really good easy-to-understand article about the powerful impact on the infant microbiome of antibiotics given to a baby under one. The co-author of the study published in Genome Medicine is Dr Martin Blaser, featured in our Microbirth Movie and in our Microbiome Courses. Disrupting the...

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Two new papers on why the Mediterranean Diet is so good for the human gut microbiome

Really good easy-to-understand article explaining two new research papers on why the Mediterranean Diet is so good for the human gut microbiome. The Mediterrean Diet is "low intake of refined cereal products, dairy and meat products and higher amounts of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole...

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