EARLY LIFE NUTRITION NETWORK

Gut Health

The effect of thickened-feed interventions on gastroesophageal reflux in infants: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is one of the commonest gastrointestinal disorders of infancy, with 20-40% of infants affected, and treatment options include nutritional management, infant positioning....

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Excessively crying infant in the family: mother–infant, father–infant and mother–father interaction

Method: We studied mother–infant, father–infant and mother–father interaction in 32 families with an excessively crying infant and in 30 control families.The group with excessive criers was divided further into....

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Middle East consensus statement on the diagnosis and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders in <12 months old infants

International consensus statements and clinical guidelines on the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) have been published over the recent years. In 2015, a group of nine....

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Benefits of a thickened infant formula with lactase activity in the management of benign digestive disorders in newborns

Infants may present with symptoms of functional intestinal disorders as early as 2 to 3 weeks of age. Common manifestations include gas, abnormally frequent stools, regurgitation/vomiting....

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Effect of locust bean gum in anti-regurgitant milk on the regurgitation in uncomplicated gastroesophageal reflux

Approximately half of infants aged 4 months experience regurgitation at least once daily, making it one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorders in infancy.Clinical practice guidelines from....

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The costs of functional gastrointestinal disorders and related signs and symptoms in infants: a systematic literature review and cost calculation for England

The Rome IV criteria define functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) as variable combinations of chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal signs and symptoms without obvious structural or biochemical alterations....

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Functional Constipation in Infants and Children – Evidence-Based Recommendations from ESPGHAN and NASPGHAN

Functional constipation is a common problem during childhood. It is defined as delay or difficulty with defecation during at least two weeks. It usually does not start at birth, but only after a few weeks...

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Infantile Colic: Definition, Prevalence and Most Recent Insight on Possible Causes

Infant colic affects up to 40% of infants below the age of 3 months and accounts for about 10–20% of visits to pediatricians of infants aged 2 .Diagnostic criteria must include all of the following. Infant less than 5...

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The Role of Partially Hydrolyzed formulas with FOS, GOS and B Palmitate in the Management of Colic and Constipation

Human breast milk is generally and universally recognized as the optimal choice for nutrition during the first year of life. In certain cases in which it is not feasible to breast-feed the infant or the breast milk...

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Early Digestive Discomfort: When the Going Gets Tough

Infantile colic and constipation occurs frequently among infants across the globe with an estimated global incidence for Infantile colic ranging from 6% and 20% of infants worldwide...

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Impact of Functional Nutrients on Gut Health

The microbiome of the infant is influenced by an array of different factors ranging from initial exposures to ongoing and interdependent factors. Factors influencing the establishment of the intestinal microbiota

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Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a normal physiologic process which occurs in 50% of infants 0-3 months of age, 25% of infants 3-6 months of age and 5% of infants 10-12 months of age. Infants are more prone to GER as

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Identification and Management of Minor Gastrointestinal Issues in Infancy

Using the Rome criteria, 27% of infants/toddlers are qualified for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders , leading to a lower quality of life and increase in medical consultation. Proper diagnosis and treatment are key

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Nutrition During 1000 Days and Impact on Gut Health

It has been hypothesised that early childhood (first 1,000 days) is critical to long-term health and well-being. This concept of early life programming is well established pioneered by the Barker Hypothesis

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Frequent Gastro-Intestinal Disorders in Infants

Prevalence of functional gastrointestinal symptoms in < 12 months old infants and the impact on future health outcomes Estimated prevalence of functional GI symptoms in infants < 12 months.

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Gut Health in Early Life: Significance of the Gut Microbiota and Nutrition for Development and Future Health

The Essential Knowledge Briefing practical guides under 'Gut Health in Early Life' examine gut health during the first 1000 days, a critical period of human development which provides the foundation for lifelong health

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Gut Health in Early Life: Implications and Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders

The Essential Knowledge Briefing​ practical guides under 'Gut Health in Early Life' examine gut health during the first 1000 days, a critical period of human development which provides foundation for lifelong health.

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