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New Insights Into the Maternal Child Microbiome

  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Recording
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

It has been 10 years since the Microbiome burst on the scene. In that time there has been a huge interest in the microbial world of the maternal-infant dyad. There appears to be a symbiotic microbial interplay between the two that has been playfully dubbed “The Oro-boobular-axis”. There is now solid evidence that the mother passes her microbiome to the infant as it passes through the birth canal and breastfeeds. There is also evidence that the baby passes their microbiome to the mother through “Retrograde inoculation”. This new understanding of human lactation is beginning to offer explanations to how some of the magic “benefits” of breastfeeding may actually be happening at a cellular and microbial level. It isn’t as well understood as some would have you believe, but it is an exciting new world to explore.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the Maternal-Newborn Microbiome.

2. Discuss the value of the microbiome and its effect on wellness.

3. Explain the symbiotic relationship between the baby and the breast and the role that Human milk plays in regulating the infant microbiome.

4. Discuss implications of the microbiome and dysbiosis.

Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6 Applied for  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks