Studies are being conducted that aim to determine if there are benefits to a newborn being exposed to their parent's vaginal flora. Should parents explore microbiome seeding of their cesarean born newborn with vaginal secretions from the birthing parent?
Did the film “Microbirth” convince you that microbes are an important part of a healthy start to life, but leave you with further questions? The follow-up book, Your Baby’s Microbiome: The Critical Role of Vaginal Birth and Breastfeeding for Long Term Health, fills in the details from the movie.
Anne Estes, PhD reviews “Let Them Eat Dirt”, a book that talks to parents and parents-to-be in a friendly, often entertaining, non-judgemental way about medical and lifestyle choices that may influence their child’s microbiome.
By Anne M. Estes, PhD, Illustrations by Cara Gibson, PhDIn recent years, there has been much discussion about the impact of our high cesarean rate and downstream affects on the baby, short and long and term. Dr. Maria Dominguez-Bello and her colleagues have been leading the way in attemp
The Lamaze International-ICEA 2015 Joint Conference is a little more than a month away and I am excited about all of the learning opportunities and connections that will be happening in Las Vegas. I remember attending the last Lamaze-ICEA joint conference five years ago and it was very memorab