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The Gut Microbiome: Influencing infant’s future health

What is the gut microbiome? How does it develop and why is it important? In this informative infographic designed for healthcare professionals, we take a closer at how the gut microbiome plays a crucial role in influencing an infant’s future health.

To download this infographic to help further your knowledge about the gut microbiome and early life nutrition, click here.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Breastfeeding is best for babies. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. Follow-on milk is only for babies over 6 months, as part of a mixed diet and should not be used as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. We advise that all formula milks including the decision to start weaning should be made on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care. Foods for special medical purposes should only be used under medical supervision. May be suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth, and/or as part of a balanced diet from 6–12 months. Refer to label for details.


 

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