Well, where do you think your gut bacteria came from in the first place?
From your mother, that’s where!
Your infant’s teeny little digestive system is nearly sterile until they’re born. That’s when they receive a major dose of bacteria—directly from you—that they’ll carry with them throughout their entire lives.
Most microbes are exchanged during the birthing process, skin-to-skin contact, and through first foods. So, it makes sense that the makeup of your newborn’s gut is influenced by things like your diet, the mode of delivery (C-section or vaginal birth), and the microbes in your breast milk or formula.
Taking a high-quality probiotic supplement while you’re pregnant and nursing supercharges your system so that you can pass optimal levels of good bacteria onto your baby, equipping them with a thriving foundation of health for a lifetime.
But there’s just one problem.
With our high-stress lives, diets rich in processed foods, and our over-the-top hygiene habits, we are unknowingly and routinely destroying the good microbes: the probiotics that are beneficial to all of us and support our overall health.
A digestive system without a healthy number of probiotics is like a company full of workers who just sit around and break things all day. This not only affects your bloating and gas trouble, but also can influence your immune system and the future health of your child.
Now, with the power of probiotics, you can lay the groundwork for your baby’s good gut health even before they make their big debut.