The first 1000 days, the period from conception to a child’s 2nd birthday, presents a window of rapid growth and development for an infants’ brain and body, including the gut. In this episode of the Beat podcast, Cathryn, a paediatric dietitian, shares valuable insight into the development of the gut during this period and discusses the topic of infant poo, a key indicator for gut health.
In this episode, Cathryn explains how babies’ poo is likely to change over the first year of life, as well as what is considered ‘normal’, in order to help you feel confident in reassuring concerned parents. Using babies’ poo as a marker of digestive health, Cathryn describes how to spot any red flags which may require further investigation, how conditions such as allergies or intolerances can affect babies’ poo and shares useful resources for further information and support.
To listen to the full podcast episode, click here.
If you find the podcast useful, you can download the ‘Let’s talk about poo’ booklet, which provides details on what’s normal and a visual guide to aid conversations with anxious parents.