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Getting a healthy start: healthy weight gain in infants
Getting a healthy start: healthy weight gain in infants (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Rapid weight gain in an infant’s first six months of life is a risk factor for child- and adulthood obesity, according to researchers. “Growth is a sign of nutritional intake and development, an insight into health,” says Jillian Trabulsi, associate ... Read More »

Breastfeeding may reduce diarrhoea and ear Infections
Breastfeeding may reduce diarrhoea and ear Infections (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhoea, according to a recent study by ... Read More »

Probiotics for treating infant colic
Probiotics for treating infant colic (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Infant colic, or excessive crying for no apparent cause, is extremely common and can have significant consequences for the baby and their mother’s mental health. It affects up to 20% of infants. Probiotics for treating infant colic, which was published ... Read More »

Infant milk formula does not reduce risk of eczema and allergies
Infant milk formula does not reduce risk of eczema and allergies (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A type of baby formula does not reduce allergy risk – despite previous claims to the contrary – according to research led by Imperial College London. The study, published in The BMJ, reviewed data from 37 different trials into hydrolysed ... Read More »

Formula frenzy sparked by unethical marketing
Formula frenzy sparked by unethical marketing (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The recent baby formula shortage in Australia highlights the unethical marketing practices of infant formula manufacturers across the world, according to an infant feeding expert from Western Sydney University. Dr Karleen Gribble, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, researches ... Read More »

Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food
Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The moment of birth marks the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong relationship between a baby and the billions of microbes that will soon colonise his or her gastrointestinal tract. In a study published today in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection ... Read More »

New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines
New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines have been released to protect, promote and support breastfeeding mothers across the state. The guidelines were developed by La Trobe University’s Judith Lumley Centre in partnership with the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Department of Education ... Read More »

DHA-enriched formula in infancy linked to positive cognitive outcomes in childhood
DHA-enriched formula in infancy linked to positive cognitive outcomes in childhood (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of intelligence conducted between the ages ... Read More »

Prebiotics: Do supplements in baby formula help prevent allergies?
Prebiotics: Do supplements in baby formula help prevent allergies? (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Prebiotic supplements in infant formula may help to prevent eczema, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. However, the review highlights a lack of high quality evidence for the effects of prebiotics in preventing allergies. It is ... Read More »

 
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