Breastmilk contains a unique diversity of human milk oligosaccharides representing the third largest solid compound. The unique structure of each HMO contributes to its specific function resulting in the diverse roles of HMOs for early gut development.
The video below summarises the first clinical evidence supporting the beneficial effect of a blend of 5 specific HMOs on gut development in full term healthy infants.
The gut microbiota is a complex ecosystem which plays a major role in the development of the immune protective mechanisms and immunomodulatory functions. The development of the healthy microbiota is influenced by multiple factors such as genetic, maternal (including prenatal) and environmental factors. By far, mode of delivery and type of feeding, appear to be the most significant modulators of early microbiota development. Probiotics may have the potential for mitigating the dysbiosis associated with cesarean birth of lack of breastfeeding and its longer-term immune related consequences.
Nutritional intervention is impactful, both integral to medical management and improved patient quality of life. This program presented during ASPEN 2022 on March 28, 2022 will identify a variety of contemporary nutrition topics ranging from the nutritional management of short bowel syndrome to nutritional strategies for augmentation of mucosal immunity, optimization of aging, and promotion of a healthy microbiome in surgical diseases.
This program presented by Carina Venter, PhD, RD, begins with an overview of the prevalence and clinical presentation of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in pediatric patients. Dr. Venter then describes the evidence-based dietary therapy and nutrition management of EoE, which is outlined in nutrition guidelines publications. Dr. Venter describes the role of elemental diets in the management of EoE, including practical guidance on how to initiate these diets and support compliance for efficacy. Finally, Dr. Venter discusses the role of the microbiome in EoE and how it correlates with disease activity.
The NNI Symposium at Nutrition and Growth Conference 2022 1 on “1000 Days and Beyond: Nourishing from Birth to Lifelong Health” discussed Importance of early nutrition and how this can impact growth and development and the consequent impact on long term health and contribution to diseases.
Factors in the first 2 years of life can lead to development of obesity and risk for the development of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Protein levels in milk has been identified as a risk factor for obesity and adiposity formation in the child, with breastmilk as having the ideal level resulting in normal growth trajectories.
Nutritional needs during the first 1000 days to support growth during infancy and toddlerhood: the influence of maternal health
The 1st 1000 days of life is important as it is a window of opportunity for maternal and infant nutrition to influence proper growth and development.
Diabetes and malnutrition are common and overlapping conditions in the hospital, as well as other care settings. Dr. Burgos discusses the impact of malnutrition in this patient population and reviews key considerations for nutrition support. Expert guidance on the nutritional management of patients with COVID-19, obesity, and other comorbidities is also discussed.