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18 July 2018 - Nutraingredients - Consider a vitamin D supplement alongside breastfeeding, UK government report suggests

Date: 30/07/2018

Breastfed infants up to 12 months should receive a daily vitamin D supplement according to a report by the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) that details feeding in the first year of life.


17 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - How nursing mothers can help protect their babies from food allergies

Date: 17/07/2018

New studies suggest there are foods and nutrients that a nursing mother can eat to help build immune tolerance to help reduce the chance that the baby will develop an allergy.


3 July 2018 - Nutraingredients - Maternal omega-3 rich-diet linked to improved infant problem solving: Study

Date: 03/07/2018

In the last trimester of pregnancy and in the first years of life, our brain undergoes enormous growth, and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA is particularly important for the development of the brain in infants.


26 June 2018 - MedicalXpress - Tragic death of six month old baby highlights need for policy overhaul regarding vitamin D supplementation

Date: 26/06/2018

UK vitamin D supplementation policy needs to change to protect the health and lives of babies, pregnant women and dark skinned individuals, say University of Birmingham researchers as they highlighted the death of a baby and serious ill health of two others due to a vitamin D deficiency.


12 June 2018 - University of California - Composition of complex sugars in breast milk may prevent future food allergies

Date: 12/06/2018

The unique composition of a mother's breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers. The findings further highlight the health role of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), which are not found in infant formula, and underscore their potential for therapeutic interventions.


25 March 2018 - Psychology Today - The Psychobiotic Revolution

Date: 25/03/2018

A new book by Scott C. Anderson details the microbiome and the brain. Studying and changing the microbiome to affect health has become the newest frontier of medicine, both via legitimate, evidenced-base practices and some quackadoodles cashing in on the latest fad.


21 March 2018 - Science Daily - Researchers link dietary supplement DHA to higher fat-free body mass in children

Date: 21/03/2018

Researchers have reported that pregnant women who consumed a supplement of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a nutrient added to U.S. infant formulas since 2002, tend to have children with higher fat-free body mass at 5 years old.


19 March 2018 - Nutraingredients - Formula warning: Soy-based formula could cause changes in infant reproductive tissues

Date: 19/03/2018

Babies fed soy-based formula may have 'subtle changes' in reproductive tissues, warn researchers who say long-term follow-ups are needed.


17 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Prebiotics in infant formula could improve learning and memory and alter brain chemistry

Date: 17/01/2018

In a recent study from the Piglet Nutrition and Cognition Lab at U of I, scientists worked with piglets to show prebiotics included in infant formula can enhance memory and exploratory behaviour.


20 September 2017 - Nutraingredients - A mother’s breast milk may help premature babies catch-up in growth

Date: 20/09/2017

MicroRNA found in mother’s breast milk has been found to help premature babies with their growth and development according to a new study.


3 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - The case of the vanishing microbiota: Gut bugs powerless to halt disease rampage

Date: 03/08/2017

Changes to the gut’s microbial diversity, as a result of a modern lifestyle, may be responsible for a rise in chronic diseases, such as asthma, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease, an expert suggests.


30 March 2017 - Nutraingredients - B vitamin deficiencies linked to poor infant development issues

Date: 30/03/2017

Correcting children`s vitamin B12 and B1 status early may be one measure to secure a healthy development for children.


17 October 2016 - MedicalXpress - The lasting legacy of early nutrition

Date: 17/10/2016

In a long-term, collaborative, EU-funded project led by LMU's Berthold Koletzko, researchers have studied the lasting impact of early nutrition on health. A conference in Munich highlighted the latest results of their efforts.


30 August 2016 - Nutraingredients - Breast milk sugar may give babies defence against lethal infection: Study

Date: 30/08/2016

A naturally-occurring sugar found in breast milk may provide protection against life threatening bacterium by acting as a food source for 'friendly bacteria' in a baby's intestine, a study by Imperial College has concluded.


24 April 2015 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3-supplemented formula leads to bigger children: Study

Date: 24/04/2015

Feeding infants an omega-3-supplemented formula led to longer and heavier children, compared to a control formula, says a study funded by Mead Johnson Nutrition and the National Institutes of Health.


05 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Another breastfeeding benefit: Preparing baby's belly for solid food

Date: 05/02/2015

Researchers found that a baby’s diet during the first few months of life has a profound influence on the composition, diversity, and stability of the gut microbiome. These factors influence the baby’s ability to transition from milk to solid foods and may have long-term health effects.


13 March 2014 - UW-Madison - Study suggests potential association between soy formula and seizures in children with autism

Date: 13/03/2014

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein.


13 Aug 2013 - ScienceDaily - DHA-enriched formula in infancy linked to positive cognitive outcomes in childhood

Date: 13/08/2013

University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of intelligence conducted between the ages of three to six years.


2 July 2013 - Nutraingredients - Breast is better? EU project finds infant nutrition can affect later obesity

Date: 02/07/2013

Long term EU-funded research with 1000+ EU-based children has found 'early nutrition programming' can deliver significant benefits later in life - including big reductions in obesity.