Preliminary research in the US finds that soy isoflavones, found in
soy infant formula, do not disrupt infant development, despite
concerns from some scientists that the isoflavones could act like
female hormones in infants.
A soy-based infant formula, linked to the deaths of three babies
and hospitalisation of several others in Israel in recent months,
was recalled from shelves this weekend, prompting widespread media
A major trial on European children is to examine whether
reformulating the contents of infant foods, particularly the amount
of protein, could help reduce the risk of obesity in later life.
The EU-funded study is expected to confirm...
Supplementing infant formula with probiotics may be a safe and
effective way to boost the immune system in day care infants,
suggest two new studies. BioGaia's human strain L. reuteri
ATCC 55730 was found to be particularly effective.
Finnish dairy company Valio has seen the launch of two infant
nutrition products this spring, both in Finland and abroad,
featuring the probiotic lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus
Gorbach & Goldin (LGG).
The value of dietary fibre in the adult diet is now recognised as
important but in a journal this month researchers suggest that
babies may also benefit from the effects on bowel health by adding
fibre to milk formula.
Infants fed different infant formulas can develop significantly
different levels of bone mineral content and bone mineral density -
key indicators of bone strength - according to a new study in the
Leading nutritional experts yesterday called for new initiatives to
tackle iron deficiency among young children after a conference
heard that one in four infants over six months old is
iron-deficient in some parts of the UK. Iron...
The Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories has announced
plans to launch an infant formula supplemented with two fatty acids
that function as nutritional building blocks in brain and eye