Caesarean rates related to better maternal nutrition, study finds (NEW!)

Improvements to diet and nutrition may well be behind the increasing numbers of mothers opting for caesarean section (c-section) deliveries as scientists also cite cultural factors as an influence. The team based at the University of Vienna found mothers chose to deliver via c-section due to an...

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Although fussy eating is developmentally normal and transient phase for most children, the behavior can be stressful for parents. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that concern over fussy eating prompts both mothers and fathers to use non-responsive...


Discussed and addressed questions on supplementations of DHA and sn2 palmitic acid to infant formula.

Healthy eating linked to kids' happiness (NEW!)

Healthy eating is associated with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems, such as having fewer friends or being picked on or bullied, in children regardless of body weight, according to a new study. Inversely, better self-esteem is associated with better adherence to healthy...

Lipid Metabolism In Neonates And Infants

Reviewed the correlation of specific fatty acid intakes and developmental outcomes focusing DHA and sn2 palmitate and their role in developing infant.

Choline and Choline Metabolite Patterns and Associations in Blood and Milk during Lactation in Dairy Cows (NEW!)

Reported the changes in choline metabolites profiles in bovine milk through lactation suggesting that infant formula match these profile in human milk.

Stool and GI outcomes in infants fed high sn2 palmitate with or without oligofructose formulas, a double-blind, randomized clinical trial

High sn-2 palmitate and combining with OF in infant formula reduce stool palmitate soap, with softer stool and other effects also found in the latter.

Iron Intake And Human Milk Fat Globule Membranes In Neuro Development

Reviewed the role of iron supplementation, delayed cord clamping, and key proteins of the human milk fat globular membrane in early neuro development.

The Role of Palmitic Acid in Infant Nutrition

The high sn2 palmitic acid has been shown to improve calcium absorption and other health outcomes when added to infant formula.
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Early Life Nutrition May Influence Developmental Myelination and Cognition

Previous studies have shown both the differences in myelination between exclusively breastfed and exclusively formula-fed infants. This  milestone publication also looks at how the varying...


Everyone's talking about human milk oligosaccharides (NEW!)

The early-life gut microbiome is important for the development of immune competence in newborn infants. Mode of delivery, perinatal antibiotic use and diet are most influential to this end....


Low Birth Weight Tied to Later-Life Diabetes

Two large prospective cohort studies from Shanghai, China showed that the risk of type 2 diabetes was higher among both men and women of low birthweight later in life, with a trend toward increased...