Bringing a new life into the world is an exciting time. It is important to take steps to support the development and maturation of the baby’s immune system. The first 1000 days of a baby’s life from conception are a critical period for their long-term health.
What is the microbiome?
The body contains trillions of microbes that make up the microbiome and assist in keeping you healthy – probiotics play a supportive role in these processes. Humans have a unique microbiome - it is determined by geography, health status, stress, diet, age, gender, and other environmental factors.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live microorganisms (bacteria and yeast) that are good for you. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria as they support health in different ways, such as helping your immune system function properly, promoting digestive system function, and aiding nutrient absorption.
Impact of the first 1000 days on the microbiome?
The first 1000 days of a baby’s life, from conception, are a critical period for their long-term health. Contact with beneficial bacteria early in life can support the development and maturation of the immune system.