New discovery in infant nutrition supports babies' health

“Breast milk is best for babies...”

People might often hear this line at the end of every milk TV ad. This is to remind every mom that despite vast improvements of milk formulations, breast milk is still the perfect source of nutrition for infants.

Dr. Eduardo Lopez-Huertas, a research scientist of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research, revealed that moms who cannot exclusively breastfeed their baby may give them nourishment that contains the combination of probiotic lactobacillus fermentum and previotic galacto-oligosaccharides.

However, more experts have been advising and recommending moms to feed their child with breast milk instead of milk formulas even after the age of two and beyond.

Reports and studies have proven that breast milk contains lactic acid bacteria like bifidobacteria and lactobacillus, including l.fermentum, and prebiotic containing galactose. These bacteria will help an infant’s body to be protected from gastrointestinal and respiratory infections like cold, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis during their sixth to 12th month.

But how about those moms who cannot give their children the gold standard of infant nutrition in breastmilk due to various reasons?

For that, moms may consider a infant nutrition with pre and probiotics beneficial for babies.

“For babies who cannot be breastfed, the combination of the breastmilk probiotic l.fermentum and the prebiotic GOS in infant nutrition presents advantages regarding community-acquired infections mainly gastrointestinal infections,” said Dr. Lopez-Huertas.

New scientific studies published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and ­Nutrition & Pharmacological Research shows that milk formulas with pre and probiotic ingredients may use as an alternative to breastmilk. In fact, the l.fementum and GOS-contained milk formula will help the baby's body to reduce gastrointestinal and respiratory infections.


Topics: Breast milk , milk formulations , source of nutrition , bifidobacteria , lactobacillus , galactose , Spanish Council for Scientific Research , Dr. Eduardo Lopez-Huertas
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