Many might not be aware, but the child microbiome is actually different from the adult biome. Below are some things to consider when faced with child gut health issues, as treatments may need to differ from a course of action used to manage the same issue in an adult.
Most research has focused on describing healthy adult microbiomes, and most GIT map tests are measuring the health of adult microbiomes. Of the little evidence there is on the healthy child microbiome, it seems the following may be true:
Gut health is complex and there is still so much to be known about how it drives our health and well being over a life time.
Evidence-based approaches to treating the child gut microbiome, combined with a course of treatment involving minimal intervention, both reduces the risk of undesirable outcomes and increases the chance for better long-term health outcomes.
If you’re struggling with a child gut health problem - such as severe constipation or childhood reflux - book a free Q&A to discuss the best evidence-based treatments and safest interventions for your child's gut health.