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UC Davis

Stopping Superbugs With Friendly Microbes

NEWBORN BABY JANE in Sacramento, California, might have access to the best, most modern medical care, but she’s likely missing something else: Friendly gut microbes.

Fast Company

Parents are donating dirty diapers to give babies a head start in life

With all the marvels of modern medicine, it’s assumed that babies born today are far luckier than those of previous generations in each and every way.
The Daily Beast

Your Baby Might Not Have Enough of a Critical Gut Bacteria

The microbiomes of infants are particularly intriguing to researchers—they’re dynamic and flexible, and their composition sets a key foundation for healthy development.

Forbes

Personalized Nutrition & Gut Health: 5 Important Facts Worth Knowing

According to research conducted by Statistica in 2016, 72% of consumers in US believe their eating habit is important to good health and long life.

The Bacteria Babies Need

The Bacteria Babies Need

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have found that a strain of bacteria called B. infantis that is thought to have been the dominant bacterium in the infant gut for all of human history is disappearing from the Western world.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/probiotics-startup-evolve-bio-receives-40-million-from-gates-foundation-horizons-1528884001

Probiotics Startup Evolve Bio Receives $40 Million From Gates Foundation, Horizons

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is betting again on the potential of probiotics from Evolve BioSystems. 

ReachMD

Is the Rise of Allergies Due to Missing Gut Microbiomes?

To investigate the concerning rise in both asthma and allergies in children, Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr.

CalAggie

Probiotic boosts beneficial bacteria in bellies of breastfed babies

Pediatricians and microbiologists have shown that a short dose of a probiotic product given to breastfed newborns can have enduring impacts on their gut microbiomes.

4 Foods That Can Trigger Eczema

4 Foods That Can Trigger Eczema Flare-Ups In Kids & How To Know If Your Child Should Avoid Them

If you've ever had a child who suffered from eczema, you know what an incredibly frustrating condition it can be.

NewsDeeply

The Cutting Edge of Malnutrition Research in India is Inside the Gut

With traditional nutrition programs failing to correct anemia and other forms of malnutrition, researchers are now exploring what role the microbiome in the gut plays in perpetuating these problems.

NBC News MACH

How mothers support their babies’ microbiome with breast milk

Mothers in any mammalian species are crucial for the growth and survival of their offspring, but recent studies show that human moms support the growth of not only their infants but possibly even another species – bacteria in

mindbodygreen

California Researchers Are Giving Probiotics To Newborns. Here's Why

Adults take probiotics for any number of reasons—whether it be improving gut health, decreasing bloat, supporting a healthy mood, or maintaining a healthy weight. But what about the youngest among us?

NPR: Probiotics for babies

Probiotics For Babies And Kids? New Research Explores Good Bacteria

When Melisa Martinez's son, Juelz, was born very prematurely at 25 weeks back in January, doctors at University of California, Davis Children's Hospital gave him probiotics.

Health.com

Why Pooping During Childbirth Might Actually Be a Good Thing

If you’re not a mom, here’s something you might not know about birthing a baby. When you’re going about it the old-fashioned way—aka delivering vaginally—you just might poop while you’re pushing.

TODAY

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.

Newsweek

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.

Mother.ly

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.

Today

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.

ParentMap

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.

HuffPo

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.

The Hype Magazine

Health Watch: Enhancing nutrition may help avoid asthma and allergies

New research suggests that babies’ in America are more at risk for developing allergies and asthma because their gut microbiome has changed remarkably from our grandparents’ generation. Because of modernized western practices in medicine such as antibiotics and C-sections, babies are now missing B. infantis – the good bacteria which protect baby’s gut from potentially harmful bacteria.  

mbg

Is There A Way To Prevent Your Children From Developing Allergies?

According to the CDC, the incidence of allergies in kids is on the rise. Between 1997 and 2011, food allergies increased by 50 percent—and kids are specifically having a hard time stomaching foods like milk, eggs, tree nuts, soy, and peanuts, to name a few. Issues like eczema are also on the rise among children, and a lot of parents are left scratching their heads and wondering what to do.

Patch

Boosting Your Baby's Nutrition May Help Avoid Asthma & Allergies

More children are now suffering from asthma and allergies than before. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma and more than 50 million Americans have environmental and/or food allergies. What's even more surprising is that asthma and allergies are often impacted by the development of an infant's gut during infancy.

EssentialBaby

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.

NutraIngredients

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.

PureWow

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.

9NEWS

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.

Mommyish

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.

Simplemost

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.

Popular Science

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.

The Sacramento Bee

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.

Westside Mommy

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.

Babble

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. After nursing him for over two years and successfully introducing solids at 6 months old, I thought I had the whole ‘baby feeding’ thing down pat by the time my second son was born. But boy, was I unprepared for the tummy issues he had. After weeks of eczema and extreme fussiness, I began altering my diet, since everything I consumed was getting passed to him through breastfeeding.

Romper

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. You wipe poop off their butt (and their back and their front and sometimes even THEIR FACE? OH MY GOD HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?) Doctors have long advised parents to keep track of baby poop, monitoring things like frequency, consistency, and color.

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. How that community, or microbiota, assembles is a matter of debate: some researchers have begun to question the dogma that the womb is a sterile environment. Yet it’s clear that birth sets off a radical transformation of the infant gut.
 

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.

tips-to-boost

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.

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...

The Simple Moms

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.

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.

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. It is led by a chemist named Bruce German, and if there were a world title in extolling the virtues of milk he would surely hold it.