Preterm brain development and developing executive function - Prof. Nick Embleton
This lecture will describe the ‘preterm phenotype’, examples of how poor EF may present in practice, and discuss nutritional and other interventions that have the potential to ameliorate some of the complications associated with disturbances of EF.
Abdominal Discomfort in Children: Answering the What, Why and How with Dr. Ong Sik Yong
Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), although commonly seen by paediatricians, are relatively poorly understood and difficult to manage in clinical practice. They may cause negative emotional impact to affected families leading to frustration and poor quality of life.
A Positive Correlation between Breast Milk 3’-Sialyllactose and Language Development during Early Infancy - Prof. Weili Lin
A growing body of research, primarily through animal studies, has suggested that specific human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), such as 2’-Fucosyllactose (2’FL), 3’-Sialyllactose (3’SL) and 6’-Sialyllactose (6’SL), may have a positive effect on neurodevelopment and cognitive ability.
Levels of cholesterol, gangliosides and iron in breast milk are associated with early brain myelination in 3-month-old infants – preliminary findings - Dr. Nora Schneider
Myelination, the wrapping of neuronal axons with a lipid-rich sheath, is critical for information processing and normal brain functioning.