Tummypedia

A TUMMY HAS MANY ROLES TO PLAY

The tummy, which is made up of the stomach and the intestines, is responsible for the digestion and absorption of nutrients present in foods that are essential for healthy physical growth and brain development. But the tummy does more than just digestion! It also helps protect your baby from diseases by strengthening his immunity, and works with the brain to regulate his mood and keep him happy.

HOW DOES THE TUMMY WORK?

TUMMY MICROBIOTA AND IT’S IMPORTANCE
An important contributing factor to tummy health is friendly gut microbiota. Naturally found in your baby’s tummy, gut microbiota consists of many kinds of natural bacteria living in different parts of his tummy.

HOW TO BUILD A HAPPY TUMMY FOR YOUR BABY

Building A Healthy Tummy
Find out about the five ways that can help you ensure your baby’s tummy stays …

HOW A HAPPY TUMMY AFFECTS YOUR BABY’S DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENT OF BODY AND BRAIN
The tummy must break down different types of foods and make sure that each nutrient is being absorbed and ready to be used to support physical and mental development.
REGULATES MOOD
Baby’s mood can influence the tummy’s function and the tummy sends messages to the brain about baby’s sleep and appetite. This comes as no surprise when you know that there are around 100 million neurons in the stomach which signal to the brain, and that up to 95% of the body’s serotonin (the “feel good hormone”) is produced in the stomach, promoting better sleep and regulating mood & well-being for your baby.
FIGHTS DISEASES AND PREVENTS ALLERGIES
The tummy is the largest immune organ in the body, hosting your baby's own little army of disease fighting immune cells. These cells not only fight germs, they also decide which substances are harmful and which are safe. This function is very important in preventing allergies.