Attention: Midwives, Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Professionals

2024 UPDATE: Downloadable scientific references up-to-date for 2024


"Informative and also enjoyable!"

(Fiona W. - Childbirth And Breastfeeding Educator)

Understand the latest research on the infant microbiome
Learn from 11 top University Professors
Approved for 5 Hours CPD/CE
Go-at-your-own-pace online course
Easy-to-digest and also evidence-based
✅ Downloadable scientific references up-to-date for 2024

Why Do YOU Need To Know About The Infant Microbiome?

Cesarean sections, antibiotic use, and formula-feeding can all alter the infant's microbial landscape, laying the groundwork for potential future health challenges.

But by YOU fully understanding the science, YOU can help to change this narrative, guiding parents to nurture their baby's microbiome during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, early infancy and beyond.

Right from the very beginning, YOU can make a difference to long-term health outcomes.

Is This You?


You've heard of the infant microbiome, but...

>>> Maybe you don't fully understand what it means for overall health outcomes

>>> You know the benefits of vaginal birth, skin-to-skin and breastfeeding, but what do you say to parents?

>>> You want to be up-to-date with the latest evidence-based research, but you find scientific papers really hard to read!

Don't worry, we've got you!

Learn the science from 11 of the world's top infant microbiome experts...

How Will You Benefit?


You'll Gain Expertise:
Gain insights from 11 top University Professors who are amongst the world's leading authorities in the fields of microbiome and lactation research.

You'll Learn Cutting-Edge Knowledge:
Access the latest research findings and advancements in infant microbiome science.

You'll Enhance Your Credibility:
Learn from reputable sources, enhancing your credibility as a childbirth educator, doula, midwife or lactation professional.

You'll Upskill Your Evidence-Based Practices:
Acquire evidence-based strategies for supporting optimal microbiome health during childbirth and infancy.

You'll Help Parent Empowerment:
Feel empowered to educate expectant parents with accurate, up-to-date information, empowering them to make informed decisions for their baby's health.

You'll Be Getting High Quality Education Without Paying University Fees!


This is an opportunity to learn from experts from:

Cornell University

University of Western Sydney

Imeperial College London

New York University

Rutgers University

King's College London

And more!


Self-Guided Online Course

Approved for 5 Hours CPD/CE

SESSION ONE: About the human microbiome
SESSION TWO: Pregnancy and the microbiome
SESSION THREE: Vaginal birth and the microbiome
SESSION FOUR: C-section and the microbiome
SESSION FIVE: Breastfeeding and the microbiome

  • 5 HOURS CPD Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives.
  • Accepted as 5 CPD Hours by NMC.
  • 5 CONTACT HOURS/CE by Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)
  • 5 MEAC CONTACT HOURS accepted as 5 CONTACT HOURS by Lamaze International, DONA International, CAPPA, ICEA and more.
For other organisations, please check with your education provider.

Choose a Pricing Option

Both options include 5 Hours CPD/CE

Regular Price (for those on a wage) - USD $97

Subsidised Price (for those on low/no income) - USD $47

You will be learning from these

11 top University Professors:

Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome at Rutgers University

Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, and of Anthropology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Emeritus Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University and author The Human Superorganism

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta


Professor of Surgery, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Western Ontario, Director of the Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotic Research, Lawson Health Research Institute

Vernice D Ferguson Professor in Heath Equity, New York University

Executive Director of the Kinsey Institute and Rudy Professor of Biology at Indiana University

Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Visiting Professor of Midwifery, King’s College London

Professor of Midwifery, Western Sydney University

Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College London

PLUS 2 Lactation Experts


IBCLC, Author, International Breastfeeding Speaker


Author of Milk Matters: Infant Feeding and Immune Disorder

What will YOU be learning?


Course Curriculum (5 Hours Self-Guided)

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  Session 1. Introduction to the microbiome
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  Session 2. Microbiome and pregnancy
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  Session 3. Microbiome and vaginal birth
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  Session 4. Microbiome and C-section
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  Session 5. Microbiome and breastfeeding
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  Evaluation Form, Certificate of Completion & Course Downloads
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Who created this course?

Hello, I am Toni Harman

I am not a scientist. I am a parent and filmmaker who after a traumatic birth, went on a 10-year journey to discover the latest evidence-based research on birth and breastfeeding.

On this journey, myself and my partner Alex found out about the infant microbiome, and together, we made the film MICROBIRTH.

MICROBIRTH has won several science film festivals, and has been broadcast around the world. It's led to us authoring two books.

And it's led to us creating this online school - now with over 40,000 enrolled members.

We have recently held TWO international conferences with over 3,500 people joining!

Why did I create this course?

I created this course for maternity professionals as a deep-dive into the science of the infant microbiome - but all made easy to understand, and divided into short videos and learning "chunks" to make it really easy to digest!

Remember, I am not a scientist, so I made this course for non-scientists like me to understand this critical science that has such a profound impact on infant health!

This is for you if...

>>> You want to unlock the secrets of infant health with our comprehensive online course on the infant microbiome!

>>> You want to play a pivotal role in shaping the health and wellbeing of both mother and baby.

>>> You want to be equipped with the latest research and practical knowledge to optimise infant health from the very start.

>>> You want to discover how the microbiome influences immunity, digestion, and even neurological development in infants.

>>>You want to empower parents to make informed decisions that nurture their baby's microbiome for a lifetime of health.

This is NOT for you if...

>>> You are not interested in staying updated with the latest scientific research and evidence-based practices.

>>> You prefer not to incorporate the latest evidence-based knowledge into your practice.

>>> You are not open to learning about the complexities of the infant microbiome and its implications for health outcomes.

>>> You are not comfortable explaining scientific concepts to expectant parents.

>>>You are not passionate about advocating for the health and well-being of newborns and their families.

Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your expertise and elevate your practice.

Enroll today to help YOU better inform and empower parents!

What do people think of this course?

Ready To Join?


Choose a Pricing Option

Both options include 5 Hours CPD/CE

Regular Price (for those on a wage) - USD $97

Subsidised Price (for those on low/no income) - USD $47

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this programme for?
Parent educators and health professionals including: antenatal teachers, childbirth educators, lactation educators, doctors, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, hypnobirth instructors, breastfeeding counsellors, health practitioners and other health professionals.



What do you classify as low/no income?
The 'subsidised price'* option is for those who are financially challenged. This could be because you are coming from a country where the currency is unfavourable, or because you are currently on a low/no wage. The content is the same - it's just you decide which option you can afford.
  • By 'subsidised price' - this means that the course creators have chosen to subsidise your ticket price!



What are the 5 Hours CPD/CE?
The Microbiome Foundation Course has been approved for:
5 HOURS CPD Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives.

5 HOURS CE credits (equivalent of 5 CONTACT HOURS) by Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)

Accepted as 5 Hours CPD/CE by
ACM, NMC, MEAC, Lamaze International, DONA International, CAPPA and ICEA.



Can I use any of these materials for Institutional or Commerical Use, for example, to teach parent classes or to teach other professionals?
You DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION to use these materials for Institutional Use or Commercial Use, or to use any of these materials in your own courses or classes. These materials are for your own private use only.

All materials are copyright protected and they CANNOT be duplicated, copied, shared in part or in whole, without the express written permission of the copyright holders.



Can my organisation use these resources?
Please contact us to discuss a license to use these resources by an organisation or an institution, or for group use.



If you are not satisfied for any reason, we offer a 30 day full money-back guarantee.

To cancel within 30 days after purchase, simply contact us.



Any more questions?

CONTACT US - using the contact form on the MICROBIRTH website:

Ready to upskill your knowledge?

YOU can unlock one of the newest secrets of infant health with this comprehensive online course exploring the latest evidence-based research.

YOU will be learning from the top scientists and YOU will receive 5 Hours CPD!