Supplementation with higher doses of vitamin D during a critical emotional developmental window may reduce mental health issues like depression and anxiety in children as they age, according to a recent study.
A new study observes that elevated maternal serum levels of vitamin B12 were significantly associated with the prevalence of childhood autism in offspring, in the large-scale Finnish population studied.
The randomised control trial notes that frequency of defecation and watery stools reduced following supplementation with B. infantis M-63 in infants up until three months of age, compared to the placebo group.
A probiotic isolated from human breast milk may reduce gastrointestinal infections in infants born by Cesarean section by up to 73%, according to recent review published in the Frontiers in Pediatrics journal.
Clinicians should raise the expected value of neonatal haemoglobin (Hb) concentrations when assessing the risk of neuro-behavioural abnormalities from early anaemia in pre-term, very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, say scientists.
Danone discusses the growing knowledge about the link between gut health and infant health, and the steps its formula is taking to ensure adequate nutrition intake for babies during the pivotal first 1000 days of life.
Infant formula’s growing ability to shift the gut microbiome closer to that of breastfed infants is outlined in a study that details how a blend of five human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) work in tandem with each other.
Regulators from China and importing countries should cooperate to arrest the problem of milk formula not intended for infant consumption being marketed as such in the China market, said an industry observer.
Health and nutrition claims used in the marketing of infant and follow-on formula should be prohibited, paediatric experts think as they argue the claims may undermine efforts to support breastfeeding.
An analysis of the diets of nearly 3500 Australian women found high consumption of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkin, cabbage, green beans and potatoes before conception helped women reach full term pregnancy.
The Chinese authorities are conducting a public consultation for the new food safety standards that it has drafted for a number of food items, including liquid infant formula, infant formula powder, and infant food.
A DuPont-led study outlines 2’-fucosyllactose’s (2’-FL) beneficial effect on the infant gut compared to galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and lactose as a team identify the oligosaccharide as a first choice energy source for selected infant microbes.
Insufficient intakes of choline and the omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may have lifelong deleterious impacts on maternal and infant health, according to a paper by researchers from Pharmavite LLC, the company behind Nature’s Made supplements.
A study presented at the Nutrition 2018 conference in Boston suggests that adequate vitamin A levels may support infant growth—and that one Midwestern city may have a vitamin A ‘public health problem.’
UK firm Kendal Nutricare has signed a US$118m five-year contract deal with import / export company Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trading Co. to distribute its organic infant formula in China.
Danone has taken a minority stake in organic baby food maker Yooji via its investment arm Danone Manifesto Ventures (DMV). FoodNavigator catches up with Yooji and DMV to find out what benefits the tie-up brings.
Formula could be a "very cheap oral sepsis vaccine"
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...
EFSA has called for further studies into the safety of locust bean gum for specialised infant and baby nutrition products, as it also opens a consultation into infant formulae from protein hydrolysates.
Baby Milk Action (BMA), the UK NGO that works to stop misleading marketing by the baby feeding industry, has criticized a special deal on infant formula being promoted by Bellamy’s Australia Limited, saying it violates the International Code of Marketing...
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.
Women given a lipid-based supplement during pregnancy have been shown to be 25% more likely to give birth to infants with healthy birth measurements in a country where one in every five babies is born stunted.
Evolve BioSystems is receiving a $2 million investment from Tate & Lyle Ventures to support Evolve’s ongoing clinical activities and preparations for commercial launch of its novel probiotic and prebiotic products.