As a mom, we know that your first priority is to make sure baby grows up to be happy and healthy. You have the power to influence baby’s short and long term health, through the decisions you make during your pregnancy and in the years that follow baby’s birth.
Along with the excitement that comes with introducing solid foods, may come concerns about whether baby will be allergic to some foods. There is no definite way to tell if baby will be allergic to a specific food, even if there is a family history.
The first few years of baby’s life are crucial for their developing brain and gut microbiome.
Good nutrition provides essential nutrients for their rapidly growing brain. It also creates a healthy, diverse gut microbiome, both of which are important for long-term brain health.
Inside everyone’s intestinal tract is a world teeming with life. Trillions of microbes, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, live and function within the gut. This microscopic world is the microbiome - and it’s the key to developing a healthy future.
From the moment your baby is born, their gut starts to become home to trillions of microbes collectively known as their microbiome.
A healthy, diverse microbiome can improve baby’s physical and mental health. The best way to nurture this microscopic family is to make sure baby’s diet includes lots of probiotics.