Pediatrics

Can the right probiotic work for breast milk-fed babies?

Probiotics—those bacteria that are good for your digestive tract—are short-lived, rarely taking residence or colonizing the gut. But a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that in breast ...

Medical research

'Good bacteria' in breast milk changes over time

The cocktail of beneficial bacteria passed from mother to infant through breast milk changes significantly over time and could act like a daily booster shot for infant immunity and metabolism. The research, conducted by scientists ...

Pediatrics

9 out of 10 U.S. infants experience gut microbiome deficiency

A new peer-reviewed study reveals that the vast majority of U.S. infants may be suffering from a substantial deficiency in an important bacterium key to breast milk digestion and immune system development, as well as protection ...

Health

New dietary guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been updated to include, for the first time, recommendations across the lifespan.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breast milk could help treat COVID-19 and protect babies

Health psychology professor Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook and incoming grad student Jessica Marino have a new study suggesting that the breastmilk of mothers who have recovered from COVID-19 contains strong antibodies to the virus.

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