Let's Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding
Human milk provides unparalleled nutrition to infants in the early stages of life. WHO/UNICEF recommend exclusive breast-feeding for the first 6 months of life, with the introduction of complementary food at the age of 6 months, and continuation of breastfeeding for as long as mutually agreeable by the mother and the infant
Breast milk is a comprehensive source of energy and macronutrients, as well as bioactive micronutrients essential for the growth and development of an infant.
Infants fed human milk have different gut microflora, exhibit different growth patterns, and even face a lower long-term risk of chronic diseases, such as obesity, types 1 and 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Annales Nestlé Article: Breastfeeding during a Pandemic
The current pandemic and the concerns of vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 have contributed to increasing the rate of breastfeeding interruption. This tendency has been associated with negative effects on the well-being of lactating mothers and
Lactation for Infant Feeding Expertise (LIFE) Abstract book
Breastfeeding is the best way to feed a child, and human milk is the ideal nutrition for babies, providing benefits to the infant, the mother, the community and the society at large.
Breastfeeding & Cow Milk Protein Allergy: What You Need to Know
Cow milk protein allergy (CMPA) is the most common cause of food allergies in infants and young children less than 3 years old. It presents multiple ways and is the result of an immunologic response to cow milk proteins, which may be IgE or non-IgE
NNIW97: Past, Present, and Future of Human Milk Research - Sagar Thakkar
Learn about the impressive evolution of human milk research, and what these innovations mean to us in the present day. From millions of years ago, to where we are now, to tomorrow and beyond, Dr. Sagar Thakkar takes us on a journey through decades of
NNIW96: Donor Milk Banking- Safety, Efficacy, New Methodologies
Current issues surrounding donor human milk (DHM) banking include the Covid burden and safe supply, new aspects on pasteurisation procedures, donor screening and the nutrient variability of DHM.
Keeping a healthy outlook for mothers and babies during breastfeeding
A well-balanced and varied diet always matters, but it’s especially important while breastfeeding. Breastfeeding increases the daily needs of many nutrients, mainly of certain micronutrients.
Human Milk Oligosaccharides: A Child Health Guardians
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are bio-active components in human milk partially responsible for the protective effect offered by human milk. HMOs representing the three main groups of HMOs in human milk contribute to infants’ defenses and
What you need to know about HMOs
HMOs, the third solid component of human milk, are complex structures with a high potential for specific functions. HMOs and prebiotic oligosaccharides have completely different structures, which impact on their functions.