Helping Your Child Develop a Healthy Microbiome

Microbiome research is a new and quickly growing field. We still know very little about the microbiome in general and how it develops in children in particular. There has been some recent research that suggests that babies born vaginally have different microbiomes compared to babies born via caesarean section (C-section). This article will mainly focus on ways to promote microbiome development in children, specifying when there is good research evidence (such as breastfeeding) and when we don’t yet have enough research evidence (such as fecal matter transfers and vaginal seeding procedures).

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