The infant gut gets seeded by mother's gut and skin bacteria through placenta, vaginal route of delivery and breast milk. Studies suggest that babies whose microbiome development is disrupted either due to a caesarean delivery, early antibiotic use, limited breastfeeding or other factors, are likely at a relatively higher risk for a variety of health conditions, including asthma, allergies, respiratory infections, irritable bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, and obesity. Thankfully, recent scientific evidence suggests that regardless of the mode of delivery, parents can take appropriate steps to nurture their baby's microbial ecosystem favorably, through proper diet, nutrition and supplementation.
Our BabyBiome™ report assesses the gut microbiome composition in babies at the time of test, the good and likely harmful bacterial species, as well as probiotics and pathogen abundance. The test may allow parents, pediatricians, and healthcare providers to better understand infant gut health determinants, nutritional requirements, and assist with the proper planning of baby's diet. As it is equally important for mothers' to optimize their gut microbiome for the benefit of their child, it is recommended to combine BabyBiome™ with our GenixPRO™ Gut Health Screening for pre-conception and pregnant mothers*.
Decode your child's inner gut health secrets today, to take the guesswork out of enhancing their well-being.