THE ROLE OF DIET IN SHAPING THE INFANT GUT MICROBIOME
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THE ROLE OF THE MATERNAL MICROBIOME IN GUT DEVELOPMENT
The first 1000 days of an infant's life, from conception to the age of two, are a critical period for growth and development (Liu et al., 2019). The gut microbiome, or the collection of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, plays a vital role in the overall health and well-being of an individual (Santacruz et al., 2010). Research has shown that the gut microbiome can impact a range of health outcomes, including immune system development, metabolism, and cognitive function (Cryan & Dinan, 2012).
ROLE OF DIET IN SHAPING THE INFANT MICROBIOME
This topic could explore the impact of different types of infant feeding, such as breastfeeding, formula feeding, and introducing solid foods, on the development of the gut microbiome. It could also discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of different dietary approaches, such as exclusive breastfeeding, introduction of allergens, and introduction of fermented foods
COMBATING HIDDEN HUNGER IN GHANA: THE ROLE OF THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL
Hidden hunger may not always be visible, it is essential to intentionally provide adequate amounts of micronutrients in children’s diets to prevent micronutrient deficiency diseases. By MRS. NAANA ANANE ADJEI MPH, RD – Ghana
EARLY NUTRITION AND HEALTH: SHORT- & LONG- TERM OUTCOMES
Undernutrition impairs physical growth and cognitive development, after the age of 2 years damage is usually irreversible. Therefore, it is crucial to fight malnutrition during pregnancy and the first 2 years of the child, i.e., the 1000 days between conception and the child’s second birthday. Dr Damian NWANERI, Paediatrician