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Stonyfield Organic survey explores consumer attitudes toward probiotics for babies

Stonyfield Organic survey explores consumer attitudes toward probiotics for babies | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
While researching the ‘probiotic for babies’ market landscape, Stonyfield paired with ORC International to conduct a survey and found that 77% of parents with children under two do not incorporate probiotics into their baby’s daily diet.
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Lutein and brain health: Enriched formula leads to selective increases in multiple brain regions

Lutein and brain health: Enriched formula leads to selective increases in multiple brain regions | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Enriching infant formula with lutein leads to selectively increased levels of the carotenoid in the brain, with the highest amounts in the visual processing center, the occipital cortex, says a new study.
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Danone-Nutricia RCT backs ‘toddler milk’ for improved iron & vitamin D status

Danone-Nutricia RCT backs ‘toddler milk’ for improved iron & vitamin D status | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Daily consumption of fortified toddler milk helps to improve the nutritional status of children and can reduce deficiencies in iron and vitamin D, a new randomised trial has found.
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Danone fails in prebiotic infant microbiome patent challenge

Danone fails in prebiotic infant microbiome patent challenge | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
French dairy and probiotics giant Danone has failed to shut down an infant-focused prebiotic composition for the infant microbiome, after a European Patent Office (EPO) ruling.
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Fonterra New Zealand innovation award for infant nutrition studies

Fonterra New Zealand innovation award for infant nutrition studies | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has welcomed an Innovation Award received by Fonterra at the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016 for its research in infant nutrition.
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Growing-up milk and supplements backed for infants: Danone study

Growing-up milk and supplements backed for infants: Danone study | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Achieving nutritional adequacy for infants is “almost impossible” without using young-child formulae and supplements, according to diet models created by Danone-backed researchers.
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Pre-term breastfeeding may promote better brain development: Study

Pre-term breastfeeding may promote better brain development: Study | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Breastfeeding in the first few days of a baby’s life may contribute to notable gains in intelligence and motor skills, a long-term study has established.
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Breast milk may be lacking for pre-term infants: Study

Breast milk may be lacking for pre-term infants: Study | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
A human breast milk study opens the door for customised nutrition for premature babies, as researchers find pre-term milk contains different micronutrients for the first few weeks after birth only. 
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Prebiotic fiber may boost growth and immune function in infants: Piglet data

Prebiotic fiber may boost growth and immune function in infants: Piglet data | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Early supplementation with prebiotic short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS) may enhance the response to vaccinations and promote growth, says a new study with piglets.
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Preloaded: Medical macro-nutrients show diabetic benefits

Preloaded: Medical macro-nutrients show diabetic benefits | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
The first clinical study testing medical nutrition therapy as a treatment for gestational diabetes has yielded positive results for Swedish biotech firm Indevex, demonstrating that its patented ‘Preload’ macro-nutrient blend is effective in controlling blood glucose levels.
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Synthetic beta-carotene safe for use in medical infant formula: EFSA

Synthetic beta-carotene safe for use in medical infant formula: EFSA | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Synthetic beta-carotene is safe for use in food for special medical purposes (FSMP) for children aged one to three years, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded.
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Switch in family diet determines infant gut bacteria makeup

Switch in family diet determines infant gut bacteria makeup | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
The transition from early infant feeding to family foods is a major determinant for gut microbiota development, a Danish study has shown.
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Low-protein infant formula not detrimental to mental performance: Study

Low-protein infant formula not detrimental to mental performance: Study | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Protein content of infant formula does not impact the long term mental performance of children, suggests research for the EU Childhood Obesity Project Group. 
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Micronutrient supplementation for mothers boosts infant cognitive health: Follow-up study

Micronutrient supplementation for mothers boosts infant cognitive health: Follow-up study | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Pregnant women should take more micronutrients aside from iron and folic acid to boost the long-term cognitive development of their children, according to a major follow-up study from Indonesia.
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Piglet model makes for crackling good insights into infant nutrition

Piglet model makes for crackling good insights into infant nutrition | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
The importance of nutrition during a child’s formative years is further underlined in a review that uses a translational model to explain how nutritional interventions shape early brain development.
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Cette société veut faire du lait pour bébé avec des protéines humaines

Cette société veut faire du lait pour bébé avec des protéines humaines | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
La start-up aurait déjà réussi à fabriquer in vitro l'une des protéines essentielles que l'on trouve dans le lait maternel.
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Infant nutrition research must focus on Asian needs: Prebiotic review

Infant nutrition research must focus on Asian needs: Prebiotic review | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
There is an urgent need for more research on infant nutrition that is centred on South East Asia, with the vast majority of published studies focusing on the western world, a new paper states.
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Lowering protein content of formula could help reduce obesity: Study

Lowering protein content of formula could help reduce obesity: Study | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
High protein intake during infancy may contribute to obesity later in life in infants who are not exclusively breastfed, according to a Nestlé Nutrition-funded study.
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Breast milk sugar may give babies defence against lethal infection : Study

Breast milk sugar may give babies defence against lethal infection : Study | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
A naturally-occurring sugar found in breast milk may provide protection against life threatening bacterium by acting as a food source for 'friendly bacteria' in a baby's intestine, a study by Imperial College has concluded. 
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Baby gut bacteria more sensitive to early-life events than previously thought: Study

Baby gut bacteria more sensitive to early-life events than previously thought: Study | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Early-life events, such delivery method, feeding patterns, and even gender, have more of a say in shaping the infant gut microbiota than previously thought, a study has suggested.
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Formula flask is poised to solve age-old parent quandary

Formula flask is poised to solve age-old parent quandary | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
A Thermos-like device to keep water for infant formula at the ideal drinking temperature is being developed in South Australia.
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Size of Formula Bottles Contributes to Greater Infant Weight Gain

Size of Formula Bottles Contributes to Greater Infant Weight Gain | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
news~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses the study, "Bottle Size and Weight Gain in Formula-Fed Infants"
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Breastfed, lunch & dinner: Breast milk the ‘ultimate personalised medicine,’ say researchers

Breastfed, lunch & dinner: Breast milk the ‘ultimate personalised medicine,’ say researchers | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Cracking the complex makeup of breast milk brings to light multiple health benefits that make breast milk the ultimate personalised medicine, a review says.
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Study says special infant formula promoting allergy protection has no effect

Study says special infant formula promoting allergy protection has no effect | Scientific Research & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Hydrolyzed baby formula does not reduce allergy risk - despite previous claims - according to research led by Imperial College London.
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Breastfeeding exclusively may not be best strategy for bone health: Study

Breastfeeding exclusively may not be the best strategy for bone health, results from the 5000-strong Generation R study have suggested. 
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