BBL 038: How to Give Baby Healthy Gut Flora

Microbiota has a lifelong influence on your baby's health. What can you do to give your baby healthy gut flora – also know as “the good bacteria?” That's what I talk about in this podcast. If you're pregnant or TTC you're in luck, because you can make a big difference right now. I also outline strategies for you after baby arrives!

In this episode I cover:

  • What you can do during pregnancy to improve your baby's gut health
  • What to eat, and what you shouldn't
  • A simple-to-make food that heals the digestive system
  • How to tell if foods really have good bacteria
  • Why pregnant women love pickles and ice cream
  • Preparing the birth canal for baby
  • How to have a calmer, happier baby
  • What dads can do to influence good gut flora in baby
  • Why super-mild soap (or maybe no soap) is your friend
  • What you wear may affect microbiota!
  • What to do right after birth to give your baby good microbiota
  • How to start solids for the best gut health

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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