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Infant Nutrition

Here you can find a collection of current recommendations concerning infant nutrition as well as studies examining the characteristics of nutrition during baby’s first year of life. The key themes are the introduction and feeding of solids.

Is there an increased fracture risk in vegetarians and vegans?

The authors have conducted a review of current findings on the topic, whether a purely plant-based diet leads to poorer bone health…

The iodine status of infants

Adequate iodine supply in infancy is a prerequisite for normal thyroid function and brain development. As there is little data on the iodine status of infants during their first year of life…

Plant-based non-dairy drinks: nutritional content and health profile

Children are increasingly given plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk. Why is this problematic and what health consequences are to be expected?</p>

Successful hyposensitisation of young children with peanut allergy

Peanut allergy is the most common IgE-mediated food allergy in children. The success of hyposensitisation treatment in older children is questionable. Until now, the only option for young children has been…

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...

Dietary reduction of Saturated Fatty Acids from early childhood reduces Atherosclerosis in Adolescence

Atherosclerosis, the intravascular accretion of cholesterol, fatty acids and calcium phosphate, begins in early life. To learn if this can be prevented by dietary measures, 1,062 infants were randomised into 2 groups at the age of 7 months...