Women Fed Soy Formula as Infants More Likely to Experience Menstrual Pain

By November 09, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Henry Ford Health System analyzed patient data from African-American women aged 23 to 35 years (N=1553) who were participating in the NIEHS Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids (SELF).

Infant Formula Containing Milk Fat Globule Membrane Launched

By April 04, 2018

Based on a clinical study, MFGM can help support cognitive development similar to breast milk.

Vaginal Cell Maturation Differences ID'd Between Soy- vs. Cow-Milk Fed Infants

March 22, 2018

The researchers found that vaginal cell maturation index trended higher and uterine volume decreased more slowly in soy-fed girls versus cow-milk-fed girls.

Glytactin RESTORE Powder Packets Approved for PKU Patients

By September 19, 2016

Cambrooke Therapeutics announced the launch of Glytactin RESTORE Powder and Glytactin RESTORE Lite Powder, new medical food hydration beverages for the dietary management of phenylketonuria (PKU).

KetoVie Peptide Formula Launched for Children With Epilepsy

By April 01, 2016

Cambrooke Therapeutics announced the launch of KetoVie Peptide, the first ketogenic hydrolyzed whey-based (peptides) formula for patients on a ketogenic diet with milk protein sensitivities and/or impaired digestive function.

Study Finds No Benefits to Hydrolyzed Infant Formulas in Preventing Asthma, Allergies

March 10, 2016

Evidence is lacking that hydrolyzed infant formulas protect children from autoimmune disorders, according to a review published online March 8 in The BMJ

Relizorb Approved to Improve Fat Absorption in Enteral Feeders

By December 11, 2015

Alcresta has received de novo approval from the FDA to market Relizorb (immobilized lipase), a first-of-its kind digestive enzyme cartridge that breaks down fats in enteral tube feeding formula to mimic normal pancreatic function.

FDA Rules on Selenium Levels in Infant Formula

By June 22, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a final rule on the required nutrients for infant formula, along with minimum and maximum levels of the newly required mineral effective immediately.

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Sending New Moms Home With Formula

May 27, 2015

But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breastfeeding efforts

New Human Donor Milk Can Be Stored at Room Temperature

By May 04, 2015

Medolac Laboratories and the Mothers Milk Cooperative announced the launch of Co-op Donor Milk, the first direct-to-consumer human donor milk that can be stored at room temperature.

Breast Milk Bought Online Can Be Intentionally Adulterated

By April 06, 2015

One in every ten samples of breast milk bought over the Internet contained significant amounts of cow's milk, results from a new study showed.

Breastfeeding Benefits, Recommended Duration Updated in Position Paper

By March 06, 2015

In an updated position paper, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stated that breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for infants and very young children.

Infant's Arsenic Exposure Tied to Water Used to Mix Baby Formula

February 24, 2015

Researchers find overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

First Human Milk-Based Premature Infant Formula Available

September 03, 2014

Prolacta Bioscience announced the launch of Prolact RTF, the first ready-to-feed (RTF) human milk-derived premature infant formula.

No Benefit From Immune-Enhanced Enteral Nutrition

August 06, 2014

Use of high-protein enteral nutrition enriched with immune-modulating nutrients (IMHP) does not reduce the incidence of infectious complications among mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients.

Whey Protein May Lower Glucose in T2DM

July 15, 2014

For patients with well-controlled type 2 diabetes, consumption of whey protein pre-load before a high-glycemic index breakfast correlates with a reduction in glucose levels, higher insulin responses, and higher glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) levels.

FDA Sets Safety Standards for Infant Formula

June 10, 2014

A new rule that aims to ensure the safety of infant formula has been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In-Hospital Formula Impacts Breastfeeding

February 26, 2014

Use of supplementation with in-hospital formula shortens the duration of breastfeeding among first-time mothers who intend to breastfeed exclusively

Poor Breastfeeding Education Found at First Prenatal Visit

November 12, 2013

Women who indicated interest in breastfeeding at the first prenatal visit were significantly more likely to have the discussion.

Internet-Purchased Human Milk Often Has High Bacterial Growth

October 21, 2013

Human milk purchased over the Internet exhibits high overall bacterial growth and is often contaminated with pathogenic bacteria.

Insufficient Evidence to Support Probiotics for Crying Infants

October 09, 2013

There is still insufficient evidence to support probiotic use to manage colic or to prevent infant crying.

Breastfeeding Concerns Prevalent Among New Mothers

September 24, 2013

Almost all new mothers experience breastfeeding concerns in the early postpartum period, and these are associated with stopping breastfeeding.

Early Parenteral Nutrition Doesn't Reduce Day-60 Death

May 21, 2013

For critically ill patients with relative contraindications to early enteral nutrition, the provision of early parenteral nutrition is not associated with reductions in day-60 mortality.

More Research Needed on Use of Prebiotics in Infants

April 04, 2013

There is some evidence that supplementation with a prebiotic may prevent eczema in formula-fed infants, but more research is needed before routine use of prebiotics can be recommended.

Many Mothers Introduce Solid Foods to Infants Too Early

March 25, 2013

About 40% of mothers introduce solid food to their infants before the recommended four months of age, with an even higher prevalence for formula-fed infants.

No Gastric Volume Monitoring Is Not Inferior Strategy

January 16, 2013

For adults requiring invasive mechanical ventilation, enteral nutrition management without residual gastric volume monitoring is not inferior to a similar protocol which includes monitoring for protection against ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).

Lower Microbial Diversity for Infants Who Develop Colic

January 14, 2013

In the first weeks of life, specific microbial signatures are present in infants who subsequently develop colic.

Supplementation of Formula With LCPUFAs Ups Infant Visual Acuity

December 17, 2012

For infants, supplementation of formula with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) correlates with improved visual acuity in the first year of life.

Abbott Launches Ensure Complete Shakes for Adults

November 05, 2012

Abbott announced the launch of Ensure Complete shakes, an expansion of their Ensure product line of oral nutrition supplements for adults.