Diet and lifestyle are key to a healthy pregnancy and healthy maternal nutrition has a profound influence on the development of the immune system during fetal and postnatal periods. Keeping mothers healthy during pregnancy is vital to the healthy development of the infant and child.
Microbial colonization of the digestive tract of the infant begins at birth where the mother becomes the primary source of bacterial species. Clearly, the mother’s health plays a critical role at this stage and disruption of the development of the microbiota and immunity of the infant during this period has been linked to the development of allergies and eczema.
It has been shown in human clinical studies that both mothers and their babies benefit from probiotic dietary supplementation during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Clinically-documented targeted probiotics for prenatal health and beyond.