Infant and Child

Probiotics Given to Pregnant Women and Nursing Mom’s Reduces Incidence of Eczema in Offspring   Recently updated !

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 […]

Fish Oil During Pregnancy and Lactation Reduces Chances of Infant Allergies   Recently updated !

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 […]

Probiotic Supplementation Effective For Children in Reducing GI Infections   Recently updated !

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 […]