Maternal Dietary Intake Of Fish, Omega-3s, And Omega-6s Linked To Child Neurodevelopment
Several observational studies have established mixed evidence that maternal intake of both fish and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) during gestation is beneficial to a child's psychomotor development in the years to come.
New insight into why breastfed babies have improved immune systems
Research led by the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust has revealed new insight into the biological mechanisms of the long-term positive health effects of breastfeeding in preventing disorders of the immune system in later life.
The Learning Lead - Volume 4, 2020 - Nutrition and Executive Functions in Children
The ability to coordinate one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions depends on the development of a specific set of cognitive processes responsible for cognitive control and purposeful and goal-directed behavior called executive functions (EFs).1 As such, EFs are considered important…
Bioactive nutrition: Human milk and milk-derived oligosaccharides
HMO* and MOS promote a gut microbiome closer to breastfed infants including an increase in bifidobacteria. HMO* and MOS decrease the abundance of potentially and opportunistic pathogenic bacteria in the microbiome, respectively. HMO* significantly reduced illness (LRTI…