A recent NutraIngredients webinar hosted by Chr Hansen, gave insight into the critical role a mother plays in the health of her child before giving birth, exploring opportunities for synergistic biotic supplementation.
With Probiota Americas fast approaching, NutraIngredients-USA caught up with each of our Probiota Pioneers as part of a series profiling the entrepreneurial science and tech startups due to appear in Chicago, June 14-16.
People who smoked during pregnancy and received vitamin C supplements gave birth to children with better airway function and a lower occurrence of wheeze at the age of five, compared to those who did not receive the vitamin, a recent clinical trial reports.
Vegan women should take riboflavin (vitamin B2) supplements during pregnancy to prevent neonatal multiple-acyl-CoA-Dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD), a lethal metabolic disease, according to a new case study .
Prenatal supplements of fish oil and/ or vitamin D may reduce the risk of croup in babies in children by about 40%, compared to no supplements, according to findings from a randomised controlled trial presented at the European Respiratory Society International...
A standard milk-based therapy fortified with a specific strain of gut bacteria may reduce inflammation in the infant gut and promote weight gain in infants with severe acute malnutrition, says a new study.
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.
Children who are given nutrient or supplement enriched formula milk as babies do not appear to have higher exam scores as adolescents than those fed with standard formula, suggests a study published by The BMJ, leading researchers to argue renewed regulation...
Supplementing colicky infants with a combination of eight bacterial strains and a prebiotic may reduce both the number of crying days and the average evening crying duration, says a new study from Poland.
Two researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have spent the last three years using the microbiome ‘fingerprint’ technique -- a method that harnesses the power of genomic tools and supercomputers to identify individual strains within a...
The process of prenatal development of the infant microbiome is significant. In order to correct immunological and physiological development, timing and the selecting the right strain play a major role.
Vitamin D deficiency rates in pregnancy are high and could lead to worse performance in cognitive and language skills for the baby, according to a prospective longitudinal study of more than 400 mothers in Spain.
The children of mothers who suffered high blood pressure during pregnancy are less likely to develop the issue themselves if they were exposed to higher levels of vitamin D in the womb, according to the findings of a newly published analysis of 754 mother-child...
Women are encouraged to look after their physical health during pregnancy, but mental health may be just as important. When babies are exposed to prenatal stress, they may be predisposed to various adverse health outcomes.