Some mums choose not to or can not breastfeed. In this instance, infant formula milks provide the only alternative to breastmilk.
Here, you will find all of our content and resources relating to the topic of bottlefeeding.
The importance of breastmilk and supporting breastfeeding parents
Lunch and learns: the diagnosis and management of food allergy in infants, with a focus on cow’s milk allergy
Postbiotics and gut health: an emerging field of research to support the immune system
The role of the gut microbiome: supporting infant immune system development
The influence and role of the gut microbiome in infants’ immune system development is becoming ever clearer. From birth, the composition of an infant’s gut microbiome is highly influenced by nutrition and a healthy, balanced gut microbiome plays an essential role in the function and development of the gut. Pre-, pro- and postbiotics help to support and maintain overall health by improving the composition of the gut microbiome, stimulating good gut and immune system function.
Postbiotics: an emerging field of research with exciting potential to support the immune system through the gut
A healthy gut microbiota composition is essential for optimal immune system development and function in infants and has the potential to lower the risk of disease in infancy and beyond3.
The importance of prebiotics in the first 1,000 days for gut and health immunity
Nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life has long-term impact. The first 1,000 days (from conception to age two) are widely accepted to be the most significant period in a child’s development2,3. During this formative time, a child’s organs and body systems grow rapidly and are highly responsive to nutritional influence4. Therefore, this period offers a critical window to influence long-term health.
The importance of long chain polyunsaturates for infant health and development
Long chain polyunsaturates (LCPs) are vital micronutrients for infancy, provided through breastmilk and a limited number of foods suitable for weaning. Essential to the normal structure of cell membranes, they affect every process, function and structure within a baby’s rapidly developing body.
How specific prebiotics reduce the incidence of atopic dermatitis
Dr Bernd Stahl, R&D Director of Human Milk Research at Nutricia Research, Utrecht, Netherlands, discusses the results of research into the anti-allergenic effect of beneficial bacteria within the gut, and how their activity and numbers might be encouraged with specific non-digestible oligosaccharides.