Moms, Babies, and Their Microbes

Thursday, February 27 @ 12:45 PM – Karina Kaplun, Ph.D. “Moms, Babies, and Their Microbes”

We are not alone. There are trillions of bacteria leaving on us and in us. Microbiome plays an important role in our health and disease. These tiny microbes help us digest food, protect us from the invaders, regulate immune and nervous systems, our metabolism and pretty much every other function in our body. The bacteria and viruses a baby inherits from its mother play a crucial role in determining the child’s health in later life. Let’s discuss what factors effect moms and babies microbiome and what we can do to improve it.