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April 04th 2016:Gut Bacteria and Infant Health

A baby’s birth and early diet seem to play an important role in future gut health. Studies show that the gut bacterial composition of vaginally-born infants differs from those born after cesarean sections; similarly, the bacteria of those exclusively breastfed differs from that of babies who are exclusively formula-fed, or fed both breastmilk and formula. What difference does it make, for short-term health? How about long-term? What other factors might influence gut bacteria? Join Marie Biancuzzo and special guest Tara Haelle, author of Informed Parent (with co-author Emily Willingham). Questi

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Tara Haelle

Tara Haelle is a freelance science and health reporter and parenting blogger, who has written for NPR, Scientific American, Slate, Politico, HealthDay, Medscape, Everyday Health, and elsewhere. Tara is a regular contributor to Forbes, as well as the core topic leader in medical studies for the Association of Health Care Journalists. She blogs about health, science, and evidence-based parenting news at Red Wine & Applesauce. With Emily Willingham, Tara has authored The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Resource for Your Child’s First Four Years (Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Random House, 2016).
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