A narrative review investigating the benefits and risks of high-dose folic acid for women with pre-existing diabetes in periconception concludes doses of 4mg folate a day or 5mg every second day are warranted, taking individualised needs into consideration.
More than 50% of pregnant women in the EU are carriers of gene variants that inhibit folic acid (vitamin B9) and cobalamin (vitamin B12) metabolism, leading to deficiencies that provoke maternal and foetal health complications.
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.
Women taking 1,000 mg of docosohexanoic acid (DHA) daily in the last half of pregnancy had a lower rate of early preterm birth than women taking the standard 200 mg dose, according to a new study involving over 1,000 women.
A new analysis of folic acid supplements available on the Spanish market for pregnant women has found supplements are consistent with declared dosages and meet legal requirements for stated health claims.
Fats and oils specialist Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has unveiled a new premium lipid ingredient for baby formula which it claims allows manufacturers to get closer than ever before to the gold standard of mother’s milk.
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...
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.
Nestlé has deep roots in the childhood nutrition category and its science-based focus is driving fresh and innovative approaches. FoodNavigator speaks to Nestlé SVP and head of Nutrition Thierry Philardeau about what he believes the future will hold for...
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.
India's Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) in Mysore is working with Hassan deputy commissioner Rohini Sindhuri Dasari to develop a nutritional powder for economically disadvantaged pregnant and lactating women.