The Microbiome Effect
There is a whole world of important microorganisms that live on and inside the human body. How do they get there? The seeding of a baby’s microbiome with the correct sequence of bacteria and other organisms is a process that starts with birth and follows with breastfeeding. This kickstarts the baby’s immune system and helps to protect him from disease for his entire lifetime. However, interventions such as the use of synthetic oxytocin, antibiotics, C-section and artificial feeding could be interfering with, or bypassing completely, the microbial transfer from mother to baby.
Authors Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford reveal a fascinating and important new view of birth and how microscopic happenings can have lifelong consequences for ourselves, our children—and our species as a whole.
Author: Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford
Publishers: Pinter & Martin
196 pagesISBN-13: 978-1-78066-270-1