Proper nutrition can support moms during pregnancy, as well as help babies and children grow and develop strong starts in life.
The Power of Human Milk Oligosaccharides
With a perfect blend of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and other components that support a baby's immune system, breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. And within this nutritional powerhouse, there's an unsung hero—human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). Based on nearly two decades of research, experts believe that it could be one of the factors behind breast milk's immune system-supporting properties.
Understanding Nutrition for Pregnant and New Moms
Everyone knows the saying "eating for two," but what does that really mean for pregnant women? Although it may give the impression that pregnancy is a license to eat as much as you want, taking in the appropriate number of calories and the proper nutrients is vital to a healthy pregnancy.
Why Kids Need Healthy Protein Snacks
If a child is growing slowly or is small for their age, nutritious meals are often a good place to start, but they might not be enough. Some children simply don't have the appetite or have eating habits that prevent them from getting all the nutrition they need at mealtimes. Healthy snacks for kids can help provide nutrients that support optimal growth, especially when it comes to protein.
Does My Baby Have a Cow's Milk Allergy?
As a parent you always want the best for your baby and that includes protecting them from anything unpleasant or harmful. When repeated tummy troubles or other symptoms strike after feedings, you might be asking yourself: "Does my baby have a milk allergy?" It's a reasonable concern and there are things you can do to keep your baby safe. Jan Kajzer, MS, RD, LD, an Abbott pediatric nutrition researcher specializing in food allergies, shares what to look for.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Nutrition
As a parent, you want your children to have the healthiest food possible, but good nutrition for kids goes beyond what's being served at the kitchen table today. Even though your kids might need your help now, they'll be making their own decisions about food before you know it. Jennifer Williams, MPH, pediatric nutrition research scientist with Abbott, shares how you can give them some direction for solid nutrition education.