Good nutrition is vital for both mother and baby during pregnancy and it can be difficult to ensure a sufficient intake of vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients. Modern living conditions and an increasingly sterile environment may impact upon nutrient availability and in particular, may inhibit or slow down the natural development of a normal microflora.

Establishment of a robust population of friendly bacteria (microflora) in the digestive tract as soon after birth as possible is known to be critical in supporting the development of healthy immune and intestinal function. This process may also be augmented if the mother supports her own population of friendly bacteria during pregnancy.

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