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Health of babies and children

Infancy is a key period during which the child receives individualised medical support. An essential component of the support provided during these 1000 days is ensuring the correct development of the infant’s microbiota - critical for preventing disease and securing future health.

Pregnancy, labour, breast-feeding, taking antibiotics... various environmental factors affect the development of the microbiota. Certain micronutrients, probiotics and prebiotics can ensure that the intestinal microbiota matures and establishes in an optimal manner.

The development of the intestinal microbiota may have health consequences throughout the child's life.
  • 1000 days:
    a key period from conception until the infant is two years old

  • Between 2 and 3 years old: the age at which the infant’s intestinal microbiota reaches maturity

  • Breast-feeding is the main factor that influences the composition of the intestinal microbiota.