A mechanism that details the transfer of stress exposure via vaginal microbes is the focus of a new study that may also be a risk factor for future psychiatric disorders in offspring, such as schizophrenia.
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.
Experts and industry associations have questioned the findings of a new study that claims more data on the safety data for probiotics and prebiotics is needed - with just 2% of clinical trials reporting full safety data.
A new report has highlighted the role of the private sector in tackling global malnutrition, calling on businesses to be responsible and incentivised to reduce the 3 million deaths annually from malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies.
Fonterra has denied allegations that its China partner Beingmate's infant formula contains additives from unlicensed suppliers, insisting that recent case was a 'technical issue' and not a food safety issue.
The Mead Johnson-Reckitt Benckiser merger has filed two international patents for formulations with dietary butyrate, which it says can improve brain development and reduce metabolic syndrome in infants.