DairyReporter speaks to Harri Kallioinen, senior vice-president of the R&D arm of Finnish dairy group Valio, on the company's new dry blend-optimized solution and what market opportunities exist beyond the realms of infant nutrition.
Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) vehemently argues newly released WHO Guidelines stating infant formula is associated with child morbidity and mortality risks and that infants younger than 12 months can be fed animal milk.
Nestlé has launched a new proprietary blend for infant nutrition combining a probiotic strain with varying levels of six human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) to support the developing infant through its life stages.
In a new systematic review, Chr. Hansen scientists have compiled data from 26 clinical studies on HMOs, concluding there is a wealth of evidence that these are well-tolerated modulators of the gut microbiome providing health benefits.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe is calling on consumers to use its newly developed artificial intelligence (AI) tool in order to clampdown and regulate the promotion of harmful products targeted at children.
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 US FDA has issued ‘Good Day Letters’ to dsm-firmenich for three Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notices submitted for the human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) LNFP-l/2’-FL and hypoallergenic grade LNnT and 2’-FL.
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.
From improving sustainability and nutritional value of products to anticipating technological changes, there are plenty of challenges ahead for the early life nutrition sector as it faces its toughest customers yet. FrieslandCampina Ingredients'...
Metabolomic research suggests that the compound S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) may play a more critical role in infant development than previously thought while offering encouraging support for supplemental use in new mothers.
Global nutrition and research leaders have joined forces in a public-private partnership to develop a novel integrated in-vitro, ex-vivo and AI research model which is hoped to have huge implications for the infant nutrition industry.
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.
Nestlé scientists are among a team that has detected novel gut bacteria present in the transition from infancy to early childhood. The Swiss company tells FoodNavigator it hopes the discovery will advance innovation that supports childhood development...
Individual human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) may play critical roles in the maturation of gray matter in an infant brain, showing that inclusion of specific HMOs in infant formula could be beneficial, says a new study.
Bayer’s maternal nutrition supplement brand, Elevit, has made its debut in the infant nutrition space with new products launched in China last month. Speaking to NutraIngredients-Asia, Bayer Consumer Health China has also outlined the new product pipeline...
An industry funded observational study of 196 infants has concluded an infant formula containing prebiotic and probiotic ingredients can decrease symptoms of gastro-intestinal disorders within three days.
Over the last 20 years, the increase in exclusive breastfeeding and formula milk consumption, particularly in upper-middle-income countries, has led to product makers and ingredient suppliers revising plans in order to meet demand.
The number of preemies receiving probiotics in the US and Canada is increasing steadily, but skeptics say there is potential for harm in this vulnerable population. Greg Leyer, PhD, the Senior Director of Scientific Affairs, at Chr. Hansen says if done...
A new study looking at the milk consumption habits of children aged 13-24 months, indicates that the type of milk consumed at an early age influences eating habits and preferences for sweet-tasting foods.
Biomilq is a women-owned infant nutrition company that is producing cultured breastmilk in a lab. The company’s co-founder and CSO, Leila Strickland, PhD, sat down to discuss the inspiration behind this new kind of infant formula.
The microbial landscape of a child's gut may impact their fine motor skills, representing a potential opportunity for probiotic interventions relevant to treatment for motor disorders, according to a new study.
Pregnant women who consume the caffeine equivalent of half a cup of coffee a day on average had slightly smaller babies than pregnant women who did not consume caffeinated drinks, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health...
FrieslandCampina are to discontinue the production of several powder products used in infant nutrition, medical nutrition and sports nutrition at its Dutch plants as part of the firm’s transformation strategy.
Tackling allergies, improving digestion and aiding immunity are the key pillars for infant nutrition product innovation, says a group of expert panellists from major brand names such as Biostime, Morinaga, and Nuchev.
A new study found that a mother’s vitamin D level during pregnancy is associated with their children's IQ — suggesting that higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may lead to greater childhood IQ scores. The study also revealed significantly lower...
A report believes the reduction of chronic digestive disease risk and improvements to gut microbiome health can be achieved by changing behaviours and attitudes towards food consumption and production.
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...
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...
Specialized nutrition is on the up. Increasingly, consumers are seeking tailored alternatives such as dairy and meat-based options that appeal to consumers with very specific nutritional needs, says Mintel.
With the deadline for applications to the NutraIngredients Awards fast approaching, it's vital that you get your applications in soon. But which award should you apply for, and what are the key criteria for the categories? Our helpful video will...