Author: Natalie Kenny

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS): Their Role in Infant Nutrition

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are prebiotic fibers that play a critical role in the development of the infant gut microbiota, potentially influencing immune function and metabolic activity. This review discusses the integration of GOS and FOS in infant formulas and their comparability to human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) in terms of fostering a healthy gut […]

Gut health and infant constipation

Infant constipation, a common yet challenging condition in paediatric healthcare, is marked by infrequent and painful bowel movements, abdominal discomfort, and sometimes faecal incontinence. This condition is not limited by geography, affecting 0.7 to 29.6% of children globally, across various socioeconomic backgrounds. Often leading to visits to paediatric emergency rooms, constipation not only causes physical […]

Differential Diagnosis: Distinguishing Colic from Other Conditions

Colic, a common condition in infants, presents a significant challenge for healthcare professionals due to its ambiguous symptomatology and overlap with other paediatric conditions. The accurate differentiation of colic from other disorders is crucial for effective management and alleviation of infant distress. This article delves into the differential diagnosis of colic, contrasting it with other […]

Understanding lactose and the over-diagnosis of lactose intolerance

What is lactose? Lactose is the primary carbohydrate component in milk. It is a disaccharide, a small sugar unit composed of two smaller monosaccharides. The human body uses enzymes to help breakdown lactose and convert it into usable forms of energy.  Lactose is one part glucose and one part galactose, both of which are naturally […]

Probiotics in the prevention of colic, regurgitation, and functional constipation

This summary is adapted from ‘Prophylactic Use of a Probiotic in the Prevention of Colic, Regurgitation, and Functional Constipation, A Randomized Clinical Trial’ by Indrio et al. 2014 Functional gastrointestinal disorders are defined as chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms for which doctors cannot find a definite biological cause. Among infants, the most common functional gastrointestinal […]

Kendamil Pro-Comfort drops are here!

From the world-class team of experts who developed our iconic Kendamil formula range comes Pro-Comfort, a digestive supplement containing scientifically supported friendly bacteria to help support the developing digestive system. Gut Health Significance in Infancy The gut microbiome plays a critical role in a child’s health, influencing digestion, nutrient absorption, and immune response. Factors like […]

MFGM and lactoferrin in infant formula

This summary is adapted from ‘Improved Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 5.5 Years of Age in Children Who Received Bovine Milk Fat Globule Membrane and Lactoferrin in Infant Formula Through 12 Months: A Randomized Controlled Trial’ by Colombo et al. 2023 Published in 2023, this study delves into the developmental benefits of supplementing infant formula with milk […]

Role of lactobacillus rhamnosus lactobacillus reuteri in on infant colic

This summary is adapted from ‘Role of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (FloraActive™) 19070-2 and Lactobacillus reuteri (FloraActive™) 12246 in Infant Colic: A Randomized Dietary Study’ by Gerasimov et al. 2018 Infant colic, which describes an inconsolable cry and fuss which cannot be attributed to a specific cause, occurs in around one in five infants in the first […]

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