Exposure to an infant formula mimicking human milk lipid composition and milk fat globule structure positively affects child neurocognitive development, a new randomised, controlled trial has concluded.
A new study analysing the HMO contents of breastmilk during the infant’s first 12-weeks of life, observes that greater intakes of fucosylated types correlated with higher scores for executive function at age three.
Infants fed low-protein formulas which are α-lac-enriched or casein glycomacropeptide-reduced can achieve weight gain and metabolic profiles closer to that of breastfed (BF) infants, new Arla Foods Ingredients-funded research concludes.
Pepper-containing foods can transfer into the mother's milk contributing to an increased tolerance at a later age, say researchers, who outline how dietary constituents are transferred from mother to baby.
The supplementation of vitamin A in breastfeeding mothers has shown to increase retinol concentrations in breast milk in a two-month study, which researchers believe could help address vitamin A deficiency in lactating mothers.
Belgian biotech company Inbiose, which develops human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), has submitted its application for a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) approval by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of four HMOs.
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The concentrations of specific human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) in breast milk have a significant impact on growth in early childhood, and later risk of obesity, say researchers - adding that findings may inform product development and therapeutic opportunities...
Kiwi scientists have published nationally representative research on the breastmilk composition of breastfeeding mothers in the country, which could aid the development of supplements or programmes to support the health of breastfeeding mothers and their...
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) have extensive potential to offer a range of health benefits in products beyond infant formula, DuPont's global business director for HMOs, Steen Lyck, said at Vitafoods Asia on Tuesday.
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.
The vitamin E alpha-tocopherol is imperative to a baby’s nervous system development, and they primarily get this from breast milk or formula. In a clinical trial, researchers from Abbott Nutrition found that there might be a difference in how synthetic...
Supplements containing specific human milk oligosaccharides from breast milk may selectively modify the gut microbiome in healthy adults, says a new study that also supports the safety and tolerability of the ingredients.
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.
Supplementation with DHA omega-3 in lactating women increases breast milk levels of the essential fatty acid, and could help infants achieve a better omega 3:6 ratio, finds new research from Abbot Nutrition.
‘Good’ gut bacteria may arrive in a baby’s digestive system direct from its mother’s gut via breast milk, Swiss researchers have found – a discovery they claim could lead to the development of infant nutrition products that better mimic breast milk.
Children up to the age of one that are fed vegetable milk or milk from non-bovine animals as an alternative to breast milk or infant formula are at risk of becoming malnourished, the French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health & Safety...
Spanish supplier Biosearch Life is finding success with its patented, immune system-boosting and mastitis battling probiotic isolated from human breast milk in a world-first product launched in Australia this year.
Supplementing breast feeding mothers with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and select probiotics may enhance the fat content of the milk, and boost the immune benefits of the breast milk, suggests a new study from Finland.