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Newsletter - October 2021

Dear Readers,

We are pleased to present you our HiPP Science newsletter for healthcare professionals!

Current studies summarised & reviewed:
Read interesting articles on the topic of paediatrics and nutritional medicine. We hope you will find them interesting!

Best wishes & stay healthy
Dr. Stephanie Ruf
Editor of HiPP for Health Care Professionals

News from milk nutrition research

NEW: HiPP ORGANIC COMBIOTIC® with Metafolin® - the natural folate form as found in human milk

With breast milk, the infant receives 5-MTHF, the metabolically active form of folate. The logical next step is to also add a folate source to formulae that resembles that in breast milk: HiPP COMBIOTIC® with Metafolin® – one step closer to nature’s example.

Meta-analysis confirms the positive effect of L. fermentum on gastrointestinal infections in infants

The probiotic strain Limosilactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 occurs naturally in human milk. The authors of this paper systematically reviewed existing literature and meta-analysed it to assess the effect of early administration of formula fortified with this probiotic strain.

Antibiotics reduce neither the severity nor length of flu infections

Acute infections of the upper respiratory tract – i.e. colds, flu-like infections – are usually viral, but are often treated with antibiotics due to their acute nature and to prevent bacterial superinfections. A middle ground between immediate antibiotic prescription and no antibiotic prescription is…


Sucking dynamics and drinking amounts are not affected by the use of nipple shields

Nipple shields may reduce nipple pain during breastfeeding. The concern is that they might possibly make sucking more difficult for the infant and thus reduce the drinking amount.


Inadequate iron supply in fully breastfed infants aged 6 to 12 months

Since the prenatally acquired iron stores are gradually depleted during the first six months of life, iron supply is a big issue for the particularly critical developmental phase between 6 to 12 months of age. US scientists have calculated...

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