Did you know breastfed babies tend to not just have more beneficial gut bacteria but ‘stronger’ guts too?
- Try to avoid unnecessary antibiotics and medications. Of course, when they need them, take them. But if your GP or physician advises they’re not needed, do listen to them.
- Play in the garden. Don’t be afraid of them getting a little dirty in the outdoors – it’ll expose them to a diverse range of nature’s microbes.
- Got a fury pet? Let them play* (under close supervision of course!). Having furry pets is linked to a more diverse GM and lower risk of allergies in bubs.
- Feed their gut bacteria. Bub’s thrive on plant points too! When they’re eating solid foods, nourish them with a variety of vegetables (try to start with these first, more on this soon!), wholegrains, fruit, legumes, nuts and seeds.
*for the first three months best to limit direct contact, especially if bub has any immune issues.