SMART AS A MOTHER
I had the privilege to join some other mamas at the Smart As A Mother event with Evivo in LA at Au Fudge a couple weeks ago to learn about baby gut health. The decor, food, mimosas (and free childcare) were amazing! I learned so much, and I'm so excited to be able to share with you how you can set your baby up for a healthy life.
Did you know that 97% of babies in North America are born without the beneficial B. Infantis bacteria? I didn't know that either. But it's true. B. Infantis is a bacteria that is passed from mother to baby during a vaginal birth, but if the mother doesn't have it, the baby won't get it either. Over time, because of the use of anti-biotics, c-sections, etc, the B. Infantis bacteria has disappeared from many women's guts, causing a chain reaction so our babies are no longer born with it, except in rare cases.
Babies who don't receive this bacteria are at higher risk for eczema, allergies, obesity, and diabetes. So, needless to say, it's a very important bacteria. Our overall health almost always stems from our gut, what's on the inside, so if you don't have good bacteria fighting for you on the inside, your health will suffer.
Okay, scary stuff, but that's where Evivo comes in. They've formulated a probiotic powder, that when mixed with breast milk (very important; the carbohydrates in breast milk help the B. Infantus thrive and colonize), 100% of the time restores babies' gut to its original, natural state.
I haven't received my shipment of Evivo yet, but I'm so excited to try it! Although we missed the crucial first 6 months, Ever is still breastfeeding so I know it will be beneficial to her no matter what. I'm so thankful to scientists and fellow mamas who saw a need and acted on it so now all of us and our babies can benefit.