Category Archives : Infant and Child


Probiotics Given to Pregnant Women and Nursing Mom's Reduces Incidence of Eczema in Offspring

There are several studies showing that maternal diet plays an important role in the health of offspring: Vegetables are beneficial to fetal growth Fish oil during pregnancy can reduce asthma in offspring Fish oil during pregnancy and lactation reduces risk of infant allergies Fast food negates breast feeding benefit An interesting study was just published […]


Fish Oil During Pregnancy and Lactation Reduces Chances of Infant Allergies

Maternal intake of omega-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) during pregnancy has decreased, possibly contributing to a current increased risk of childhood allergy. Aim: To describe the effects of maternal omega-3 long-chain PUFA supplementation during pregnancy and lactation on the incidence of allergic disease in infancy. Methods: One hundred and forty-five pregnant women, affected by […]


Fish Oil Can Reduce Infections in Healthy Children

In a placebo-controlled study of 180 healthy Thai schoolchildren, results indicate that supplementation with fish oil may reduce the frequency and duration of illness, particularly those involving the upper respiratory tract. The children received fish oil (200 mg EPA and 1 g DHA per day) or placebo, five days per week for a period of […]


Probiotic Supplementation Effective For Children in Reducing GI Infections

In a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial involving 1,062 children under the age of 5 years, supplementation with Lactobacillus casei rhamnosus (200 million colony forming units/d) was found to control bacterial, viral (18% reduction), and respiratory infections (17% reduction), a probiotic containing multiple species (12 bacterial strains, including 7 species of Lactobacillus, 3 types of bifidobacteria, […]