3 questions to learn if your baby's gut is healthy.
As with adults, infants’ gut bacteria are less diverse than
ever, which may play a role in disease progression later in life.
C-sections and antibiotics may be partly to blame.
By the time an individual reaches adulthood, their body hosts
between 500 and 1,000 different species of gut bacteria.
The study is the largest to date to look at the widespread
deficiency, but here's why parents shouldn't panic.
The gut microbiome is more malleable in the first two years
after birth, allowing probiotics to make their mark. Can we exploit
this to improve infants’ health?
There’s one big problem, though: The bacteria has largely
disappeared in American babies.
If baby is pooping too little or too much and its appearance is
outside the norm, it’s important for parents to understand why this
Could probiotics help to reduce antibiotic-resistant germs in
the intestines of breastfed newborns? The Doctors are joined by
Researchers at UC Davis say they were able to dramatically
reduce the number of antibiotic-resistant germs in breast-fed
newborns’ intestines by giving them a daily dose of Evivo during
their first mo
B infantis supplementation is an easy and
safe option for reducing antibiotic resistance genes
(ARGs), with no side effects, propensity to trigger additional
Nutritional scientist, Dr. Tracy Shafizadeh joins us with some
advice on how to keep your kids healthy.
A Californian probiotics developer backed by tycoons Li Ka-shing
and Bill Gates will launch a dietary product it claims can
strengthen infants’ immune system in Hon
Dr. Tracy Shafizadeh is sharing the five things first time moms
need, as we count down to Mother's day.
Pediatrician and Best Selling Author Dr. Tanya Altmann joined us
to talk about the rise of food allergies in kids and what parents
need to know.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is investing millions of
dollars in new strategies to create consumable gut-microbe
therapies that could change the way our stomachs p
Mae is in the kitchen with Nutritional Scientist Dr. Tracy
Shafizadeh learning how parents can boost their kids' health.
Dr. Tanya Altmann on Good Morning Washington discusses the
proactive approach moms are taking to health care for their
children, along with her top tips for illness and disease
After Thanksgiving is when we might begin to give in to an
unhealthy diet. But Katie Reed, a mommy blogger with four kids,
from 10 months to 10 years old, says this is the time to stick to
your health goals!
The connection between breast milk and baby's gut development is
fascinating. Take the time to watch this BBC feature with Evivo's
co-founder Dr. Bruce German and prepare to be amazed!
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
The microbiomes of infants are particularly intriguing to
researchers—they’re dynamic and flexible, and their composition
sets a key foundation for healthy development.
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.
Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have found
that a strain of bacteria called B.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is
betting again on the potential of probiotics from Evolve
To investigate the concerning rise in both asthma and allergies
in children, Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr.
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.
If you've ever had a child who suffered from eczema, you know
what an incredibly frustrating condition it can be.
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
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
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
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.
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
While women feel embarrassed about pooping during labor, it’s
totally natural. And, it might even be healthier for both mom and
Childbirth is messy and some aspects are more dreaded than
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.
Baby poop is changing, and that could be bad news for children's
health. Anyone with a newborn knows that baby poop is
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Historical changes in the pH level of infant faeces may be the
result of lower levels of the beneficial bacteria Bifidobacterium,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
During this crucial time, there are many different ways that
parents can help create a foundation for life-long health.
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
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.
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.
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.
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