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Why moms poop during childbirth... and why it might actually be beneficial

While women feel embarrassed about pooping during labor, it’s totally natural. And, it might even be healthier for both mom and baby.


Why the Grossest Part of Having a Baby is Good for Newborns and Their Mothers

Childbirth is messy and some aspects are more dreaded than others.


Science reveals baby poop is changing—here’s why it matters

When you become a parent, you become obsessed with baby poop (#realtalk). But we mamas aren’t the only ones examining baby stool. Scientists are looking into diapers too, and they don’t like what they see.


New report finds that baby poop is changing in some pretty significant ways

A few years ago, when my first son was a baby, I had no idea what the term “gut health” meant.


Your Baby's Poop Reveals Even More About Their Health Than Previously Thought, According To New Study

A big part of being a new parent is, unfortunately, poop. You change your baby's diaper a million times a day. You scrape their poop into the toilet.

Nature Journal

How baby’s first microbes could be crucial to future health

Within a few weeks of being born, a baby is host to a community of billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi — most of which are found in the gut — that can shape many aspects of health.


Baby poop is changing, science reveals. Here's why it matters

Baby poop is changing, and that could be bad news for children's health. Anyone with a newborn knows that baby poop is important.

Dr. Tanya on WKTR

A doctor with nutrition advice for babies on Coast Live

Pediatrician, Dr. Tanya Altmann shares tips on how to make sure your baby is getting beneficial bacteria and advice on staying healthy as they grow into toddlers.


Could Your Baby's Gut Be to Blame for Colic?

Nobody wants a colicky baby, but that doesn't mean that you won't wind up with a little one that fits the bill. And once your baby starts down that path, there's probably not a more helpless feeling you'll experience as a parent.

Popular Science

The microbiome—the collection of bacteria and other microbes that reside in our bodies and on our skin—has huge potential. Over the past decade or so, we’ve found that our microbial makeup influences everything from acne to food allergies, obesity, and digestive diseases.

Dr. Tanya Altmann’s nutrition tips

Midday Fix: Dr. Tanya Altmann’s nutrition tips

For the first six months of life, breast milk is the ideal source of nutrition for babies, but it’s also food for the good bacteria in a baby’s gut which helps build a strong immune system and metabolism...

NPR: Interview with Mark Underwood

NPR: Interview with Mark Underwood

Capital Public Radio's new health reporter Sammy Caiola makes her debut on Insight to talk about new research from UC Davis on how breast milk plays an essential role in balancing bacteria in a newborn's gut microbiome.


What Happened to Our Microbiomes?

Those 100 trillion little bacteria cells in your body, that make up 3 times as many bacteria cells as you have human cells and that have existed in humans for eons, are finally having their “moment”. I know I’ve been intrigued.

Breast Feeding The Microbiome from the New Yorker Magazine

Breast Feeding The Microbiome

The Foods for Health Institute, at the University of California, Davis, has the appearance of a Tuscan villa, its terra-cotta-walled buildings overlooking a large vineyard and a garden that bursts with summer vegetables.

What the Heck is a Microbiome (and Why Should You Care About Yours)?

So, what is your microbiome? “The microbiome is the collection of trillions of microorganisms that live in and on our body,” nutritional scientist Dr. Tracy Shafizadeh tells us. “The majority of microorganisms are bacteria; some good and some bad.” And while these microorganisms live all over the body, recent research has revealed that the ones found in your gut (aka the gut microbiome) are especially important to your overall health.

How does baby poop predict my child's health? Should I eat more Omega-3's?

FACT. Researchers have found that over time, a newborn's poop has become less acidic and more alkaline from a pH of 5.0 to 6.5. When the newborn ingests milk, the Bifidobacterium bacteria break down the milk and create an acid byproduct that the newborn will expel through their poop.

Your Baby’s Poop Can Tell You a Lot About What’s Going on Inside Their Body

Look, no one likes to change a poop diaper. They’re gross on newborns when it’s all sticky. Gross on babies when solids are introduced. SUPER gross on toddlers when you have to actually look through the poop to find that damn Lego they swallowed. But they’re a part of parenthood, and you will change more dirty diapers then you ever imagined. As it turns out, the baby poop you’ve been squinting your eyes against may unlock the mystery of what’s happening in your baby’s tummy.

New Research On Baby Poop Has Some Concerning Findings

While it may not be the most pleasant way of assessing a baby’s health, what’s in a diaper can tell you a lot about what’s happening inside a body. Now parents have new information about their children’s gut health. Bethany Henrick of the University of Nebraska and Evolve BioSystems Inc. recently issued a report summarizing previous research on babies’ feces. They found that the pH (the measure of how acidic or alkaline something is) has been steadily on the rise since the 1920s.

They don’t make baby poop like they did in 1926, that’s for sure. Here’s why scientists care.

Most of us do our best not to think too much about baby poop. But, as it turns out, stool has a lot more power than we think—and not just in terms of its pungent smell. Our poops can say a lot about our health, and that’s true from the first time we soil a diaper.

Baby poop may explain increase in disease, researchers say

In a study released Wednesday, researchers analyzed the pH balance in infant poop over the last century and found a significant decline in a kind of good gut bacteria, which, researchers say, may explain the increase of some allergies and autoimmune diseases.

Baby poo is changing - here's why that matters

Here's some news you'll probably want to read without a mouthful of food. According to a new study, baby poo, or more specifically its pH balance, has changed over the past century, a finding scientists say could explain the higher incidence of asthma and allergies in children.

Study links decline of 'good' bacteria in infants to higher long-term increases in pH of poo

Historical changes in the pH level of infant faeces may be the result of lower levels of the beneficial bacteria Bifidobacterium, say researchers.

Be “Smart as a Mother” with Evivo’s probiotic for breastfed babies

Evivo is a revolutionary new probiotic that is intended for breastfed babies. I was intrigued on how this product is different from the other infant probiotics. Lucky for me, Westside Mommy asked me to be her correspondent to Evivo‘s event for breastfeeding mommies to learn more about their product and all the research this company has done.

Tips to Boost Your Baby’s Health from Day One

New moms want to give their babies everything they need to grow up healthy and strong -- and the first six months are some of the most important, helping determine the course of their health trajectories.

During this crucial time, there are many different ways that parents can help create a foundation for life-long health.

a baby’s gut : a reason for concern

When having a baby, you can only hope everything will go perfectly and not have any questions or problems. Many times this is not the caseevivo.  We all have questions and concerns regarding our babies. I do think there a few things that we don’t pay attention to and really should more then anything. Gut health!  I know it may sound unusual but it a huge part of developing and cause for certain issues with babies.