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.
The ASA has ruled online advertisements promoting infant formula products from Boots violated a UK advertising code aimed at safeguarding breastfeeding, at a time when a retail giant is calling for amendments to regulation.
A series of papers on breastfeeding, published in The Lancet this year, gives the misleading impression that infant formula advertising is the main factor limiting breastfeeding, argues implicated trade associations.
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.
Plant-derived macronutrients are positively associated with higher pregnancy and postpartum human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) in breastmilk and could help mitigate the risk of allergies among infants, according to a study funded by Abbott Nutrition.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) are urging global leaders to do more to protect caregivers and healthcare workers in “humanitarian settings” from unethical marketing practices used by the formula industry.
Breastmilk can both impede and exacerbate infectious disease risks in infants, which reflects a “trade-off” in milk immune activity that affects host health “in complex ways, depending on prevailing infectious disease conditions”, according to US scientists....
Research into the postpartum variations in human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) adds weight to the argument that extended breastfeeding is beneficial to infant development and may facilitate the development of new infant formula fortified with HMOs.
There has been an “paradoxical” increase in both exclusive breastfeeding and formula milk consumption in upper-middle-income countries in the last 20 years between 2000 and 2019, according to a new research published in The Lancet.
The British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) is backing a new Government report into the first 1000 days of life, hailing the right for parents to make personal feeding choices for their children.
The chances of babies contracting coronavirus from breastfeeding are ‘negligible,’ the World Health Organization (WHO) says as it calls for more support for this feeding method as a first line approach.
There is currently only low-certainty evidence to show that consuming galactagogues can increase breast milk production in nursing mothers, with a group of Malaysian researchers who conducted a recent Cochrane systematic review recommending further studies...
Maternal milk supplementation, combined with breastfeeding support in late pregnancy and the early postpartum period, can have a positive impact on exclusive breastfeeding, according to an Abbott study.
The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has issued a blanket ban on marketing and free sampling of infant formula in hospitals in Pakistan, following a meeting with Formula Milk Association office bearers on 26 September.
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.
Experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have criticised the UK's Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for its decision to continue accepting funding from breast milk substitute (BMS) manufacturers and setting an “unfortunate precedent...
Scotland and Northern Ireland have made improvements in policies that encourage women to continue breastfeeding but England and Wales still lag behind, according to scorecards in a report from the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi).
Restricting mothers’ access to information about infant formula may have negative public health consequences, trade group Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) has said following a draft Romanian law banning the marketing of formula for under-2s.
Five in six children under the age of two do not get adequate nutrition for physical and cognitive development during this critical period, says a UNICEF report calling for tighter regulation of infant nutrition products.
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.