US-based Prolacta Bioscience, best known for its human milk-based nutritional fortifiers, is conducting a clinical trial assessing the effect of its products on the growth of premature infants in Japan.
Taiwan has become the latest APAC region to approve the use of 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) – a human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) – in nutrition products for infant and young children, with firms hopeful of further sector growth as more authorities permit...
Interest in the infant nutrition benefits of bifidobacteria is soaring, with a raft of papers published in the last year, and a growing understanding of the impact that human residential strains can have on early-life development.
China’s nutraceutical firm BY-HEALTH is funding new research that studies women’s and infant health, including the impact of probiotics on the gut microbiome and immune system in young children between one to three years old.
Brauer Natural Medicines, a 91-year-old homeopathic medicine pioneer from South Australia, has seen its revenue more than doubled since beginning its export business and creating new products that meet market needs two years ago.
Nestle China has laid out its plans for building both its nutrition product portfolio for adults and toddlers, with its first functional foods for adults set for launch and new investments injected in its Gerber infant complementary food business.
Probiotics supplementation has shown to reduce the amount of bile acids – an important component of nutrition – in the gastric residuals of extremely pre-term babies, according to an RCT from Australia.
Regulators from China and importing countries should cooperate to arrest the problem of milk formula not intended for infant consumption being marketed as such in the China market, said an industry observer.
An analysis of the diets of nearly 3500 Australian women found high consumption of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkin, cabbage, green beans and potatoes before conception helped women reach full term pregnancy.
In this round-up, we hear from China nutrition giant H&H on trends in baby nutrition boom, male consumers’ demand for physique and vitality benefits when purchasing health supplements, how vitamin K2 fortification is becoming popular in Vietnam and...
The Chinese authorities are conducting a public consultation for the new food safety standards that it has drafted for a number of food items, including liquid infant formula, infant formula powder, and infant food.
While Singapore public health officials are taking strides to persuade adults and school-age children to steer away from sugar, their awareness campaigns appear to be missing a crucial segment of society—babies and infants.
UK firm Kendal Nutricare has signed a US$118m five-year contract deal with import / export company Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trading Co. to distribute its organic infant formula in China.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given $4.9m grant to a Milken Institute School of Public Health professor to study how expectant mothers in southern Nepal can benefit from nutritional supplements.
Women given a lipid-based supplement during pregnancy have been shown to be 25% more likely to give birth to infants with healthy birth measurements in a country where one in every five babies is born stunted.