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Early life experience shapes functional organization of stress-responsive visceral circuits

Early life experience shapes functional organization of stress-responsive visceral circuits | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Emotions are closely tied to changes in autonomic (i.e., visceral motor) function, and interoceptive sensory feedback from body to brain exerts powerful modulatory control over motivation, affect, and stress responsiveness.

This manuscript reviews evidence that early life experience can shape the structure and function of central visceral circuits that underlie behavioral and physiological responses to emotive and stressful events.
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FDA examines question of artificial food coloring and hyperactivity

FDA examines question of artificial food coloring and hyperactivity | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Are food dyes linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children? The Food and Drug Administration is publicly considering that question for the first time in years. 
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Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Top 5 Breastfeeding Products

Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Top 5 Breastfeeding Products | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Breastfeeding Tips - Is Your Baby Getting Enough Breast milk?

Breastfeeding Tips - Is Your Baby Getting Enough Breast milk? | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
The best technique here is to feed the baby frequently throughout the day. It is advised to feed at least eight to nine times in a day to provide suitable nutrition to the child. Mothers should take proper care of their health and eat a nutritious diet, so that more of breast milk can be produced.
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Infant Nutrition: Delaying Solid Food Can Help Combat Obesity

Infant Nutrition: Delaying Solid Food Can Help Combat Obesity | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
According to an article published in the Medical Journal of Pediatrics, bottle-fed children who begin solid foods too early have a higher chance of obesity by age three than either their breastfed counterparts or those who delay solid foods.
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Despite Growth, India Struggles With Child Malnutrition

Despite Growth, India Struggles With Child Malnutrition | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
There’s no evidence that India’s growing prosperity has led to less malnutrition among Indian children, according to a new study by scientists from Harvard and the University of Michigan.

One plausible explanation, the authors wrote, is that India’s rapid economic growth “may have benefited only the privileged sections of society.”
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Michelle Obama's Support of Breastfeeding is No Slippery Slope to a "Nanny State" - History News Network

Michelle Obama's Support of Breastfeeding is No Slippery Slope to a "Nanny State" - History News Network | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Michelle Obama's Support of Breastfeeding is No Slippery Slope to a "Nanny State"History News Network... of such ...
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Male perceptions contribute to low rates of breastfeeding in the UK

Male perceptions contribute to low rates of breastfeeding in the UK | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Strong cultural associations between sexuality and breasts underpin men's perceptions on breastfeeding and have a significant impact on the low rates of breastfeeding in the UK, according to new research from Brunel University and the University of York.

The father's opinion has been identified as the most important factor in a mother's decision of whether to breastfeed or bottle feed, yet the perceptions of men have rarely been explored.
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[Report] Opportunities in Whey Products & Lactose: Market Growth, Product Dev in Infant Nutrition

[Report] Opportunities in Whey Products & Lactose: Market Growth, Product Dev in Infant Nutrition | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Advances in whey processing technology and investments in research and development have combined with a greater understanding and recognition of the potential health benefits of Whey Products. As a result both ingredients suppliers and product manufacturers alike seeking to exploit the potential of an area which many see as currently “exploding”.
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Mellanie's Story -- Breastfeeding Bekah

Mellanie's Story -- Breastfeeding Bekah | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
I have the privilege of working with Mellanie Shepperd, an amazing lactation consultant, as Chapter Leaders for the Tarrant County Birth Network.

She has been a regular visitor in my Class 12 for quite some time now. She has helped so many women in and around Tarrant County over the last several years. She also runs a free weekly breastfeeding support group, For Babies Sake, with another LC every Tuesday night in Arlington.

This is her touching story of breastfeeding her baby born with Kabuki Syndrome.
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Nestlé unveils new Milo, rewards families

Nestlé unveils new Milo, rewards families | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
The new reformulated Milo is an improved blend of the natural goodness of cocoa, malt and milk to deliver a more delicious and more satisfying chocolate malt taste, it is a richer source of milk protein for building and repair of body tissues and it still contains the branded active ingredient; Actigen-E for optimal subsequently unveiled to teeming audience.
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Is sharing breast milk a good idea? [CNN Video Report]

Is sharing breast milk a good idea? [CNN Video Report] | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Mothers are taking to the internet to share breast milk. Those who have a surplus are connecting with women who can't breast-feed on sites like "Eats on Feets" and "Only the Breast". But the government is saying sharing breast milk in this fashion might not be such a great idea.
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CA Hospitals Promote Breastfeeding Programs

CA Hospitals Promote Breastfeeding Programs | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Hospitals in California are taking a more active role in encouraging new mothers to breastfeed babies, especially those born prematurely or underweight.
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Lack Of Motivation, Equipment Main Barriers For Exercise For Boys

Lack Of Motivation, Equipment Main Barriers For Exercise For Boys | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
A study of sixth-grade boys' attitudes led by Lorraine Robbins from MSU's College of Nursing suggests an after-school physical activity program could help overcome the decrease in exercise.
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Classroom environment impacts children's mental health

Classroom environment impacts children's mental health | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Children in classrooms with inadequate material resources and children whose teachers feel they are not respected by colleagues exhibit more mental health problems than students in classrooms without these issues, finds a new study in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
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Raising Material Girls

Raising Material Girls | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
...Who knew that getting a mismatched pair of socks from FedEx would be such a major cause for celebration? But when elementary school girls see their BFFs in new gear, they have to have it too. The problem is, as breadwinner, I am the main force behind them getting it. So as I see their over-excitement, I’m thinking it might actually be a good time to prepare them for inevitable fact that you cannot have it all.

It’s a tough lesson to teach. In time, the things they are convinced they want will no longer cost $3.99 a pair. Teaching them this life lesson is more than teaching them the value of money. But for now, getting the lesson to sink in has monetary value.
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Omega-3s in infant formula: time for a close look

Omega-3s in infant formula: time for a close look | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration announced plans to research health claims on infant formulas such as “supports brain and eye development.’’

The concern is that claims about omega-3 fatty acids—DHA, in this case—on infant formulas mislead mothers into thinking the formulas are better than breast milk.
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10 healthy eating tips for kids (EUFIC)

10 healthy eating tips for kids (EUFIC) | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
The key to a healthy and wealthy diet is variety, moderation and physical activity. EUFIC spells out 10 basic tips that will help children take healthy decisions at meal times.
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Kids' Picky Eating: Natural or Learned?

Kids' Picky Eating: Natural or Learned? | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Children classified as neophobic – those unwilling to try new foods – tend to score higher on measures of anxiety than other kids. They often have mothers who are also reluctant to try new foods, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Researchers suggest “food neophobia” may be either a relatively stable personality trait, or a somewhat natural part of childhood that kids grow out of as they age and encounter more foods.
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Food for thought on feeding our kids

Food for thought on feeding our kids | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
I don't know very many moms who feel like they're getting it right all the time. And the experts don't necessarily bolster our confidence. Earlier this year, NPR ran a story about infant nutrition, saying that babies who are fed cow's milk formula gain too much weight too quickly, and are five times more likely to be obese by early adulthood. But before all you skinny-baby-mamas start high-fiving, the story went on to say that babies who gain weight too slowly have less neurological development, leading to lower IQs.

So which do you prefer for your precious bundle of joy: Fat or stupid?
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Heinz adapts in China

Heinz adapts in China | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
BEIJING: Firms hoping to progress in China must invest in marketing, infrastructure and managerial development "up front", a model Heinz established based on its experience in other emerging markets.

Over the last three months, the food group reported like-for-like growth of 30% in China, where it recently rolled out Green Rice Cereal and a new infant formula.
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Quick and affordable family recipes

Quick and affordable family recipes | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Getting families to sit down and eat together can be a challenge. However, studies show that eating together has many benefits. With these quick and affordable recipes, your family can eat together even if you are short on time and money.
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Partners work to improve nutrition for Vietnamese children

Partners work to improve nutrition for Vietnamese children | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) will work with three leading European partners in a programme on research and application of nutrition science to develop special nutritional products for Vietnamese children.
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Dannon’s “Small Steps to a Better You” [Branded Contest]

Dannon’s “Small Steps to a Better You” [Branded Contest] | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
This year Dannon wants to help us take small steps towards the ever-elusive goal of living a healthier lifestyle. From taking the stairs instead of the elevator or grabbing yogurt instead of a cookie – small steps can make a big difference.

How would you like free groceries to help you and your family eat healthier this year? Through February 28, Dannon encourages you to live a healthier lifestyle with their “Small Steps to a Better You” program, while giving you the chance to win free groceries for a week, month or even a year.
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Breastfeeding: It Helps to Know...

Breastfeeding: It Helps to Know... | Infant Nutrition | Scoop.it
I'm one of those moms.
I actually enjoy breastfeeding.
But, was that always the case? Heck no.

So here are some things that as a 1st time mom, I'd find pretty helpful if I knew...
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