Mother and Baby

Our gut bacteria (known as the microbiota) is compulsory for the normal development of our immune and digestive systems and is now known to support health throughout life.

Establishment of the gut bacteria occurs in the first 12 months of life and by the time a baby is one year old, this microbiome is set for life. The opportunities to influence the make-up of the gut bacteria and the development of the immune system fall in this short period.

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