Keeping the Mental Health of Children in Mind
Our country has a growing number of children with mental health issues. This article gives an overview of the problem and tips on how we can promote the mental health of children at every child visit.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold, in people. However, three times in the 21st century coronavirus outbreaks have emerged from animal reservoirs to cause severe disease and global transmission concerns.
Lactose and Bovine Milk Oligosaccharides Synergistically Stimulate B. Longum Growth
Bovine Milk Oligosaccarides (BMOs) have overlap structures with Human Milk Oligosaccharides. The research done combining BMOs with lactose stimulate growth of B. longum, a beneficial bacterial in the infant microbiome.
Fish In A Child's Plate
Seafood remains a good source of protein and micronutrients as well as DHA and EPA. It has also been associated with prevention of atopic diseases. Although there have been reports of environmental toxins in fish, these still do not outweigh the benefits derived from it.
Print Books Foster Better Interactions Between Parent-Toddler Than E-Books
The study revealed that reading print books, compared to e-books and enhanced e-books, leads to more dialogic and non-dialogic interactions between parent and toddler.
Breastfeeding Method Strongly Affects Human Milk Microbiota: Differences Between Pumping and Direct Breastfeeding
The human breastmilk microbiota is a complex mixture of microorganisms that contributes to the infant gut microbiota and has an effect on the infant’s over all health. The result from a recent study showed that the composition and variation of the human milk microbiota is linked to the breastfeeding method used by mothers. Those under direct breastfeeding showed a microbiota enriched by the bacterial classes from the infant’s oral microbiota. On the other hand, those under indirect breastfeeding, via pump or manual expression, showed relative abundance of potential pathogenic bacteria that may be environmentally acquired. This study does not want to give any perception that pumped milk is harmful but rather wants to emphasize that this difference is important for to further understand certain clinical implications, guide infant nutrition recommendations and pave way for future researches.