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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 reporter and journalist with a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She had a retained placenta that required manual surgical extraction, struggled with partial secondary lactation insufficiency, and breastfed one of her son’s until he was 3.5 years old. Both authors struggled with post-partum depression. Their writing has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, Slate, Discover, Politico, Everyday Health, and Forbes among other outlets.
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