infant

Nursing moms may need vitamin D

Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, found that high doses of vitamin D improved the vitamin D status of nursing moms and their infants. In this study, the objective was to look at how high-dose vitamin D2 supplementation for nursing mothers affected their vitamin D levels and those of their [...]

Nursing moms may need vitamin D 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

Mind Mineral? Iron status as baby may influence mental abilities later

Teens who suffered iron deficiency as infants are likely to score lower on cognitive and motor tests, even if that iron deficiency was identified and treated in infancy, a new University of Michigan study shows. Researcher Betsy Lozoff, who has studied iron deficiency for nearly three decades, followed Costa Rican children who were diagnosed with [...]

Mind Mineral? Iron status as baby may influence mental abilities later 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

Calm for Colic: Herbal oil shown to reduce symptoms

Most parents of an infant with colic will agree that the condition is often as hard on the parents as it seems to be on the child. Colic is a fairly common problem in which the baby is otherwise healthy but has periods of inconsolable crying, apparently caused by abdominal pain. Colic usually develops within [...]

Calm for Colic: Herbal oil shown to reduce symptoms 2015-09-09T13:51:13+00:00

Calcium lowers lead levels in pregnant & nursing women

Women taking a calcium supplement could reduce the amount of lead passed to their fetus or nursing baby, according to a new study. Researchers found that lead levels in the blood were reduced by 16% in those women taking a calcium supplement. The research stems from a known problem: pregnancy and breastfeeding mobilizes calcium which [...]

Calcium lowers lead levels in pregnant & nursing women 2015-09-09T13:51:16+00:00

Moms-to-be need to watch zinc levels

One-quarter of all Canadians eats a diet that is low in the mineral zinc, according to researchers from McGill University. Zinc plays a key role in immune function where it is needed to develop natural “killer” cells to fight infection. It also has many other functions, including a central role in growth and reproduction. Lead [...]

Moms-to-be need to watch zinc levels 2015-09-09T13:52:19+00:00

Moms-to-be: Don’t miss out on B-6!

Most women have heard that folic acid is an essential nutrient before and during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects. But science tells us that another B-vitamin, B-6 or pyridoxine, is also important during and after pregnancy to ease the symptoms of morning sickness and supplement breast milk. Vitamin B-6 is required for protein and [...]

Moms-to-be: Don’t miss out on B-6! 2018-02-15T15:53:41+00:00

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