Breastfeeding Week/Month: "Restoring the Infant Gut Microbiome" Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Breastfeeding Week/Month: "Restoring the Infant Gut Microbiome"
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Event Type:Forums, Discussions and Information Sessions, Free Events, Health and Wellness, Lectures and Seminars
Presented by:Jennifer Smilowitz
Sponsored by:Breastfeeding Support Program, WorkLife and Wellness, and Foods for Health Institute

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week for a Month!

A conversation with Jennifer Smilowitz, researcher and associate director, UC Davis Foods for Health Institute, discussing the dramatic decline of good bacteria in the gut microbiome of infants — bacteria that infants need in the first six months of life, bacteria that has been lost over the last 100 years, perhaps a result of the unintended consequences of medical practices, and how “we were able to successfully restore the infant gut microbiome of breastfed infants with the supplementation of B. infantis, an important bacteria that has been lost over the generations.” Free parking at the Center for Mind and Brain.

Smilowitz will present this same program in a more conversational style from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in a Community Science Café, Old Soul @ 40 Acres coffeehouse, 3434 Broadway, Sacramento. See separate listing.

World Breastfeeding Week runs from Aug. 1 to 7 — but programs at UC Davis are being held from July 23 to Aug. 30. All programs are open to the campus and greater community. See the complete schedule here.

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