The Importance of Beneficial Bacteria
The MICROBIOME is a collection of beneficial bacteria that lines the digestive system. Its establishment is especially important in newborn babies where it serves several important functions:
- Helping proper digestion of newly encountered foods
- Optimum absorption of minerals, vitamins and nutrients
- Preventing ingested infectious environmental microbes from causing harm
Mothers who spent their lives exposed to food preservatives and occasional antibiotic and medication prescriptions may be unaware of their own depleted MICROBIOME. The result is even natural birth and breast feeding may not be
enough to help establish the crucial beneficial microbial defence system in their infant’s gut.