Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
National Breastfeeding Month: Interview with an Expert on the Science
In honor of National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week, we interviewed ASN member Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, an expert
Is There an Association between a Pregnant Mother’s Diet and Her Child’s Weight?
Study results published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that a mother’s diet during pregnancy has a long-term
Glycine becomes conditionally indispensable during late gestation
Protein requirements are elevated during pregnancy to support the many adaptations and high rates of protein synthesis to support fetal
Can mothers’ diets influence the microbial composition of human milk?
Diets high in fiber and fat have been shown to alter the microbiota residing in the adult human gastrointestinal tract.
Maternal diet and perinatal factors influence the microbial composition of breast milk
Breast milk is a complex, dynamic matrix of nutrients and bioactive agents, both of which are vitally important to the
Maternal vitamin D is positively associated with neurocognitive development of children
Vitamin D is recognized as critical for the neurological development of fetuses, however it is unclear whether gestational vitamin D
Higher energy and zinc intakes in complementary foods are associated with improved child nutritional status
Effective complementary feeding practices to provide the nutrients needed for growth and development once child growth demands exceed the nutrient
Inclusion of lactoferrin in a test meal increased iron absorption in infants
Lactoferrin binds iron ions and the presence of a lactoferrin receptor in the small intestine suggests iron bound to lactoferrin
Declining dietary quality may begin as early as 1 year of age
A new study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that declines in dietary quality begin as early as
Fasting during the second trimester of pregnancy may be particularly harmful
Energy restriction during pregnancy is known to increase risk of preterm birth. A recent study published in The Journal of