#114 Introducing Solids to Babies – with Dawn Whitten

#114 Introducing Solids to Babies - with Dawn Whitten

The Holistic Nutritionists Podcast


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There's the developmental programming which is driven in part by the infant microbiome but also by the many other components in breast milk, which really are just sending messages to that baby's body around how to develop. And this will be affecting their metabolic health, their tendency to be resistant to diabetes or less likely to be overweight, be helping to develop their immune health and also potentially their cognitive health. So when we look at the data around risk and populations in more affluent countries which we might relate to more, we see early introduction of solids for the 6 months. The areas with the strongest data are increased susceptibility to infection. So we see, even in babies in richer countries receiving solids earlier, they're more likely to get respiratory tract infections. And they're more likely to get gastrointestinal infections."



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Natalie K. Douglas | Thyroid, Gut & Hormone Healer

Natalie K. Douglas | Thyroid, Gut & Hormone Healer

Natalie K. Douglas ("Nat") is a Holistic Dietitian and Nutritionist dedicated to Thyroid, gut and hormone healing.

Nat shows stressed, burnt out, overwhelmed women how to value their worth again, change their mindset habits, prioritize healing, and reclaim their vitality. Guaranteed.

Her clients say she’s the right girl to see if you’ve tried the conventional approach and nothing has worked.


Dawn Whitten | Naturopath & Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Dawn Whitten | Naturopath & Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Dawn Whitten is a Naturopath and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is passionate about protecting and nurturing the microbiome of the next generation and has a broad-base of clinical experience with a focus on women’s health through pregnancy and beyond, and infant and toddler health. She has been in clinical practice for 17 years.

Dawn has a particular passion for improving practitioner knowledge in the area of lactation, maternal and infant health. She regularly presents at both National and International Conferences and Online Events. Many of her online lectures can be accessed from the Probiotic Advisor where she covers topics like Introducing Complementary Foods to Infants, The Breastmilk Microbiome and Glycobiome and Infantile “Colic” and “Reflux” Unpacked.


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