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The potential use of chickpeas in development of infant follow-on formula

Posted January 24, 2014

Undernutrition during childhood is a common disorder in the developing countries, however most research has focussed much on its treatment rather than its prevention.

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What kind of probiotics keep infant colic away?

Posted January 16, 2014

A new review shows giving your baby probiotics during his or her first three months of life can help keep colic, gastric reflux and constipation away. According to the study finding, the result will be a happier baby and lower stress for parents trying to deal with with common gastrointestinal problems that affect infants.

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Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy could help babies become stronger

Posted January 3, 2014

Children are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body during pregnancy, according to new research from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU) at the University of Southampton.

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Vitamin D: Supplements for Mothers, Newborns Give a Boost

Posted December 16, 2013

Vitamin D supplements for pregnant women and their newborns increased the proportion of infants with serum vitamin D levels recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), according to a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published online December 16 in Pediatrics.

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Study: Probiotics Can Help Save the Lives of Preterm Infants

Posted December 16, 2013

A newly published study in the acknowledged scientific journal Pediatrics has showed that daily intake of Chr. Hansen’s probiotics more than halved the risk of the deadly stomach disease necrotizing enterocolitis Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NEC is a very serious condition, where parts of the intestine may undergo tissue death.

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Study: Touch of Garlic Helps Kill Contaminants in Baby Formula

Posted November 26, 2013

Garlic may be bad for your breath, but it’s good for your baby, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. The study, recently published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, is the first to identify two compounds derived from garlic – diallyl sulfide and ajoene – that significantly reduce the contamination risk of Cronobacter sakazakii in the production of dry infant formula powder.

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10 superfoods for babies and toddlers

Posted October 25, 2013

Babies and toddlers do not eat much food because their tummies are tiny. That is why it is important to feed them foods that are packed with nutrients. Superfoods are natural foods that are high in nutrients and antioxidants packed with health giving properties. They are easily digestible and keep the body and mind healthy and working great. These 10 superfoods are essential for babies’ and toddlers’ growing bodies.

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Probiotics may help some babies with colic

Posted October 9, 2013

A first review to establish whether giving babies probiotics (Lactobacillus reuteri) is an effective way to prevent and manage colic concludes there is not enough evidence to say it does, especially in formula-fed babies. However, in the case of exclusively breastfed babies who cry excessively or have colic, it may be effective.

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Link between DHA-enriched formula in infancy and positive cognitive outcomes in childhood

Posted August 14, 2013

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 of three to six years.

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Babies Who Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Are Less Likely to Develop Food Allergies

Posted August 13, 2013

Babies who ate more fruits and vegetables and fewer packaged foods were less likely to develop food allergies in a new study that looked at overall diet patterns instead of just specific foods. “We have been aware that certain diets seem to reduce the risk of allergy in infants,” said Dr. Magnus Wickman, a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, who was not involved in the study.

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