Why are nutrition and feeding important?

According to the “Convention on the Rights of the Child”, every infant and child have the right to good nutrition.

Breastfeeding plays a key role in early infant’s nutrition.

Following World health organization, exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months has many benefits for the infant and mother.

More globally, an adequate nutrition in early life is essential to ensure the optimal nutrients intakes for the babies to grow and be healthy.

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Cow Milk Allergy in Infants & Babies

Cow’s Milk Allergy is one of the most common food allergies in early childhood and affects 2-3% of all infants. According to Prof. Christophe Dupont, President of the French Society of Pediatrics’ Committee of Nutrition, cow milk allergy can result from a type of skin malfunction and sensitization in early life. In fact, both food […]

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Drop of Science: Lactoferrin by Prof. Sharon Donovan

Drop of Science is a series of videos that gives the floor to world-class scientific experts on the key nutrients of early life nutrition. Each episode is aimed at informing parents of interesting facts about babies’ nutrition and health to improve their wellbeing. Sharon Donovan, Professor and researcher at the University of Illinois explains the […]

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Drop of Science: Iron by Prof. Magnus Domellof

Drop of Science is a series of videos that gives the floor to world-class scientific experts on the key nutrients of early life nutrition. Each episode is aimed at informing parents of interesting facts about babies’ nutrition and health to improve their wellbeing. Magnus Domellof is a Professor & paediatrician neonatologist at Umeå University and […]

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What are babies’ and toddlers’ nutritional requirements over time?

Adequate nutrition during the first 2 years of life is necessary for healthy growth and development. Early nutrition and good practices can help children develop healthy dietary habits and patterns.Following WHO recommendations, breastmilk provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first 6 months of life. After 6 months, children should […]

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Drop of Science: Osteopontin (OPN) with Prof. Sharon Donovan

Drop of Science is a series of videos that gives the floor to world-class scientific experts on the key nutrients of early life nutrition. Each episode is aimed at informing parents of interesting facts about babies’ nutrition and health to improve their wellbeing. In this episode, Professor Sharon Donovan, scientific expert, and director of Research […]

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Drop of Science: Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) with Prof. Lars Bode

Drop of Science is a series of videos that gives the floor to world-class scientific experts on the key nutrients of early life nutrition. Each episode is aimed at informing parents of interesting facts about babies’ nutrition and health to improve their wellbeing. In this episode, Professor Lars Bode, scientific expert and director of Research […]

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Nutrition and feeding in early life

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DHA and ARA: Two important fatty acids for baby’s development

From the magical day when you first held your baby in your arms to the (also magical) day when he will blow the first candle many changes will have occurred: his weight will be tripled, and his brain will more than twice its birth size. He will have learned to recognize and smile at you, […]

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Babies healthy eating habits – Parents’ Corner

The first two years of life are a key period to establish healthy eating habits. This means teaching him to eat healthy foods and in the right amount, neither too much nor too little. Eating just what he requires will promote adequate growth while maintaining healthy body weight. It may seem difficult to know how […]

Understanding human milk composition

By Ardythe L. Morrow, PhD, MSc, Professor Emerita, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Pediatricians and other health professionals worldwide recognize breastfeeding as the gold standard for infant nutrition. What we do know is that human milk is unique. Scientists have sampled milk from hundreds of mammalian species. Comparative […]