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. Breastfeeding is associated with lower risk of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, and possibly...

ESPGHAN 2014 Q&A

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

Hot Topics - Maintaining A Healthy Microbiome (NEW!)

Describing the gut as a functional ecosystem and discussing pre- and probiotics, and their current health aspect drivers and emerging health benefits.

Prebiotics And Gut Health: Friends In Low Places (NEW!)

Discussing the influence of the microbiome on digestive and other illnesses and prebiotics’ role in overall health of infants, children, and adults.

Paediatric Applications of Prebiotics (NEW!)

Bacteria are prevalent in the human gut as part of the gut microbiome. Most have a benign effect; however some may cause disorder and others are positive for our health. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are uniquely found in human milk and represent the third largest component. HMO are thought...

The Possible Role of Gut Microbiota in Infant Diseases (NEW!)

Nutrition and lifestyle during pregnancy and infancy can affect a range of different bodily functions, some increasing the likelihood of disease later in life. Neonatal colonization of the intestinal microbiota may be influenced by duration of gestation, mode of feeding, mode of delivery, birth...

Necrotising Enterocolitis and the Preterm Microbiome (NEW!)

Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating inflammatory condition of the gut that primarily affects preterm infants. Whilst the aetiology varies from case to case, recent data show that the onset of NEC is closely associated with the pattern of gut microbiota, especially in the few days...

Nutrition and Brain Growth in Preterm Infants (NEW!)

There are more than 15 million preterm infants born globally every year, yet their longer term cognitive outcomes are often below average. The reasons for lower cognitive attainment are complex but are, in part, due to inadequate nutritional status. Failure to provide recommended intakes of...

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.

Hot Topics - Medical Advances In The NICU

Discussing the medical advances in Neonatology in respiratory and neurodevelopment, late preterm outcomes, and the role of nutrition.
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