is a precious gift to your baby
In the 9 months of pregnancy, brain development, immunity and growth are primed for later life
During pregnancy, a mom-to-be has a unique gut microbiome - partly inherited and partly shaped by lifestyle and environment
At birth, a baby gets covered in mom’s microbes, which will start forming a new microbiome
The baby’s gut microbiome matures as mom continues to pass on more microbes and “microbial food” through breastfeeding
Breast milk composition changes over time to give your baby the most tailored support
The first oral foods grow the baby’s microbiome more and more diverse. The different types of microbes help the immune system recognize the newly introduced foods, building immunity
The microbiome continues to grow thanks to other exposures such as pets, soil and daycare interactions.
Many more factors affect microbiome development. Find out more below
Choice of formula
Level of cleaning
Exposure to nature
Exposure to pets
... and much more
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