Squabble over risks of probiotic infant formula
- Does formula need a boost? Napier, Kris // Parenting;Sep98, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p208
Highlights the controversy over infant nutrition relating to a type of fat which is not found in formula but in breast milk. Identification of the fat; What is being offered by health-food stores; How the fat can be made by formula-fed babies.
- Better formula for babies. Hutter, Sarah // Working Mother;Jul94, p58
Reports on modifications in ingredients and processing methods that increase resemblance of infant formula to breast milk. Addition of extra whey protein to cow's milk-based formulas; Increased digestibility of cow's milk for babies due to heat treatment; Breast milk as the best nutritional...
- Maternal breast milk benefits establishment of preterm infant gut microbiota. Cox, Amber; Oldt, Amanda; Richards, Cassandra A. // Infectious Diseases in Children;Jun2014, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p15
The article discusses the data presented at the 2014 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting revealing that preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (ICU) benefit more from maternal breast milk than pasteurized human milk or infant formula.
- Breast not best, says study. Morton, Katy // Nursery World (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd);1/14/2010, Vol. 110 Issue 4202, p8
The article focuses on a study conducted by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology which concluded that the notion that breast milk is better to a baby's health than formula is wrong.
- First foods. // Australian Parents;Oct/Nov2006, p38
The article offers tips on introducing solid foods to babies. Up to the age of 6 months, a baby's digestive system can not cope with solids. By 6 months, their system has matured and they have an increased need for iron. Breast milk or formula alone is no longer enough for them. Many mothers...
- Betapol structured lipid -- A close match to mother's milk for a healthy start to life. Scott, Corey E. // Wellness Foods Europe;May2009, Issue 2, p30
The article offers information on the Betapol infant formula from Lipid Nutrition. It is explained that Betapol is a revolutionary triglyceride that is similar to the structure of triglycerides found in human breast milk. The benefits of Betapol in terms of lipid absorption, energy availability,...
- Standards for infant formula milk. Koletzko, Berthold; Shamir, Raanan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/18/2006, Vol. 332 Issue 7542, p621
The article focuses on a meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses in Bonn, Germany, regarding international standards for infant formula milk. Current standards, set by Codex Alimentarius for 180 countries, were developed in 1981 based on medical knowledge...
- The International Code of Marketing Breast-Milk Substitutes and relevant World Health Assembly resolutions: What the Code means for health workers. Bartle, Carol // Midwifery News;Mar2013, Issue 68, p24
The article discusses The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, a policy framework for breastfeeding promotion adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA). The code recommends restrictions on the marketing of breastmilk substitutes. The key WHA resolutions which have extended...
- Pharmacists' guide to infant formulas for term infants. Smith, Jennifer D.; Clinard, Valerie; Barnes, Connie Lee // Pharmacy Today;Apr2011, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p46
Objective: To provide pharmacists with the basic knowledge to counsel caregivers in appropriate infant formula selection and use. Summary: Although the majority of infants are initially breast-fed, a transition to infant formula by the age of 6 months, either as a supplement or a replacement for...