The Microbiome & Probiotics in NICU & SCN (How to Optimise the Microbiome for Premature Babies)

Institution: Qiara


ACM, NZ Council of Midwifery accredited (1 CPE/CPD point)

1.5 hour presentation (including Q&A) covering the latest clinical updates on the microbiome and why optimisation is so crucial in this life stage. Including a review of scientifically researched therapeutic probiotic strains specific for premature babies.

Participants will learn about the microbiome, and how it relates to conditions commonly seen in NICU/SCN – low birth weight, pre-term babies & infections. It includes a review of how best to support neonates & mums microbiome to reduce risks associated with these conditions, through breastmilk, breast feeding, skin-to-skin & pre & probiotics It also includes a thorough research review of specific probiotic strains that are clinically effective in this life stage, and why probiotic strain specificity & mechanism of action matter. Including case studies & best practice for prescribing probiotics for premature babies.

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