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Halved risk for severe retinal disease in extremely premature infants

Date: 02/02/2021

Risk for a severe form of retinopathy of prematurity, which can cause blindness in extremely premature babies, was halved when the newborns were given a new supplement combining various fatty acids.


New US dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2

Date: 30/12/2020

The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers recommend feeding only breast milk for at least six months and no added sugar for children under age 2.


Enriched infant formula linked to fewer behavioral problems in toddlers: Study

Date: 18/12/2020

Infant formula enriched with milk fat globule membrane, omega-3 fatty acids, and synbiotics may lead to fewer behavioral problems up to 2.5 years of age, says a study from Spain.


Soy, oat, almond, rice, coconut, dairy: which ‘milk’ is best for our health?

Date: 29/09/2020

Which milk is best for our health?


Influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby's gut microbiome

Date: 19/08/2020

New research from the CHILD Cohort Study has shed light on the influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby's developing gut microbiome. The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, found that vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby's microbiome—notably a lower abundance of the bacteria Megamonas—at three months of age.


23 April 2020 - BBC - Coronavirus: Should I start taking vitamin D?

Date: 23/04/2020

Public Health England is recommending people consider taking daily vitamin D supplements throughout the spring and summer as the coronavirus lockdown continues.


28 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Gut feelings: Gut bacteria are linked to our personalities

Date: 28/01/2020

Study finds that gut microbiome composition and diversity are related to differences in personality, including sociability and neuroticism.


3 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Probiotic may help treat colic in infants

Date: 03/12/2019

Probiotic found to lessen symptoms of colic in babies, resulting in better sleep patterns.


6 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Child nutrition experts make case for fatty acid rethink in infant formula

Date: 06/11/2019

The European Academy of Paediatrics and the Child Health Foundation recommend that breast milk substitutes should contain equal amounts of omega 3 and omega 6.


18 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Healthy drinks, healthy kids: First-ever consensus on recommendations for young children

Date: 18/09/2019

Experts recommend breast milk, infant formula, water, and plain milk in new, comprehensive beverage recommendations for young children. Sugary drinks, including milkshakes, and artificial sweetener-enhanced drinks - not to mention caffeine and energy drinks - are definitely NOT recommended.


19 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour

Date: 19/08/2019

Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers.


27 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Goat milk formula could benefit infant gut health: study

Date: 27/06/2019

"Goat milk formula may have strong prebiotic and anti-infection properties, that could protect infants against gastrointestinal infections", researchers claim.


10 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Breast milk analyses show new opportunities for reducing risk of childhood obesity

Date: 10/04/2019

New research suggests the composition of breast milk in normal weight mothers differs from that of overweight mothers, and that variations in small molecule metabolites found in breast milk are possible risk factors for childhood obesity.


31 March 2019 - Psychology Today - The Brain Needs Animal Fat

Date: 31/03/2019

Why humans can't thrive on plants alone


25 February 2019 - zoeharcombe.com - Is a vegan diet safe for infants and children?

Date: 25/02/2019

A vegan Facebook group has encouraged the reporting of a registered dietician to her licensing body because of a comment she made about a vegan diet for children: “it’s not safe and kids have died.”


14 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Intestinal bacteria from healthy infants prevent food allergy

Date: 14/01/2019

New research shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies.


Why vegan diets for babies come with significant risks

Date: 14/12/2018

Even in developed countries, a large proportion of children don’t get enough vitamins and minerals, and there is some evidence that vegan diets might be adding to this. So how hard is it for vegetarian or vegan parents to get this right while passing on their food preferences?


29 November 2018 - The Guardian - 'Diabolical' diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily

Date: 29/11/2018

Global study finds rich and poor countries alike fail to make progress on tackling malnutrition. The picture that emerges is one of appallingly bad diets, including high levels of sugar.


26 November 2018 - MedicalXpress - How bacteria and breastmilk could be our best allies against allergy and asthma

Date: 26/11/2018

Researcher Meghan Azad, a University of Manitoba pediatrics and child health assistant professor, is breaking new ground with her findings on how breastmilk affects the baby's gut flora.


29 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Breast milk, formula nurture similarities, differences in gut microbes

Date: 29/10/2018

A new study finds that while formula and breast milk encourage the growth of similar kinds of bacteria in babies' digestive tracts, the bacteria work differently. The health implications of these differences are as yet unclear.