National Weaning Week insight #nationalweaningweek #weaningababy This week 4th-10th May is National Weaning Week, designed to support parents in weaning their babies onto solid foods. Whilst milk is the only food a baby needs in the first months of life, from six months the infant’s nutrition needs to start to broaden to support their development.
The development of the microbiome (gut bacteria) is essential for life and develops throughout the first 2-3 years of life, after which its configuration is set for the rest of our lives. Until recently, a baby’s gut was considered to be sterile until birth, when bacteria from the birth canal and the environment initiated the
Gut microbiome and baby colic Having a baby suffering from colic is perhaps one of the most difficult experiences for new parents as it is associated with hours of crying and can continue for much of the first 4-5 months of your new baby’s life. The frustration is exacerbated by the fact that there is
Baby gut health The gut microbiome (bacteria) is established at birth when bacteria are transferred from mother to baby and then develops during the first year of life as the baby is exposed to different external factors. The diversity and number of bacteria in the microbiota increases over this period to support the development of