Tag Archives: Newborns’

Supporting your newborn’s health: Intestinal colonization after elective cesarean section

This month we recognize World Microbiome Day with information to help new parents learn about their baby’s developing bacteria colonization and how interventions in the first 1,000 days of life may affect their child’s risk of developing preventable autoimmune conditions. As I have discussed in a previous blog, the microbiome — the varied and teeming… Read More »

Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 — A newborn’s first stool holds telltale clues about his risk for becoming an overweight 3-year-old, according to a European study. The clues come from the population of bacteria (microbiome) in the baby’s gut. Finnish researchers used genetic sequencing to analyze the first stool produced by 212 newborns and another sample… Read More »

Measuring Newborns’ Weight Loss With Electronic Health Records to Give Babies a Healthy Start

Weight loss is normal for healthy newborns in the first few days, especially for those exclusively breastfed, until mothers begin to produce copious amounts of milk about two to five days after giving birth. While this dip in weight is normal, it can be stressful for parents and family members and can also have health… Read More »