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NNI Pediatric Nutrition Course shares latest evidence-based research with young HCPs in Singapore

Posted:  Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NNI Pediatric Nutrition Course shares latest evidence-based research with young HCPs in Singapore.  In January, over 45 young healthcare professionals from across the globe discovered the latest advances in maternal infant and child nutrition at NNI’s Pediatric Nutrition Course, held in Singapore.

Over the six-day course, participants were reminded of the crucial role nutrition plays in the first 1,000 days of life, as well as having the opportunity to bring their knowledge up to date with presentations of the very latest evidence-based pediatric scientific research.

These lectures included the results and discussions from a recent groundbreaking study into effect of duodenal infusion of donor feces in patients with recurrent C. difficile infection and an examination of the growing evidence that the administration of probiotics such as Lactobacillus reuteri in breastfed babies, can relieve the symptoms of colic.

You can find more studies relating to early feeding on the NNI website, in the article Infantile Colic: Probiotics a Novel Therapeutic Study?, and in Prof. H. Van Goudoever’s NNI webinar: Enteral Feeding for Premature Babies.

The Nestlé Nutrition Institute aims to enhance the quality of people’s lives by fostering “Science for Better Nutrition” and sharing science based information with health professionals the world over. It does this through its publications, events (including its courses in Pediatric Nutrition), grants and fellowships and the extensive resources available on the NNI website.