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NYC Mayor Wants New Moms To Breast Feed Rather Than Use The Bottle
2012-07-31 08:34:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making a push to get hospitals to stop offering baby formula to new mothers and persuade them to take the natural route: breast-feeding. Of the 40 NYC-area hospitals, 27 have agreed to Bloomberg´s Latch On initiative, and said they will stop handing out free bags of formula and bottles. Beginning September 3rd, the city will monitor participating hospitals and demand medical reasons...

2012-06-27 02:27:27

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerber Products Company, part of the Nestle family, announced today a scientific breakthrough with the introduction of Gerber® Good Start® Soothe formula, the first and only routine infant formula with the probiotic L. reuteri. L. reuteri has been clinically shown to reduce crying time by 50 percent in colicky breastfed infants.[1] Gerber® Good Start® Soothe formula is designed to reduce excessive crying and colic in healthy...

2012-06-26 10:24:14

LAS VEGAS, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research findings on evidenced-based approaches to tackle childhood obesity were presented and discussed today by a panel of national experts at the Institute of Food Technology annual meeting in Las Vegas. The approaches ranged from maximizing food satiety while reducing both calories and portion size to new insights into infant satiety. The symposium, "Preventing childhood obesity: What the food industry can do," brought together prominent...

2012-06-15 06:22:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — More than 15 percent of new HIV infections occur in children. Without treatment, only 65 percent of HIV-infected children will live until their first birthday, and fewer than half will make it to the age of two. Although breastfeeding is attributed to a significant number of these infections, most breastfed infants are not infected with HIV, despite prolonged and repeated exposure. This has left researchers wondering if instead of causing HIV, does breastfeeding...

2012-06-06 06:25:45

ALLEGAN, Mich., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for calcium acetate capsules, the generic equivalent of Phoslo® Gelcaps. Perrigo was previously in patent litigation over this product with the brand and the litigation settled in late 2011. The terms of the settlement are confidential. (Logo:...

2012-05-23 19:16:32

Scientists are reporting development of a healthy "designer fat" that, when added to infant formula, provides a key nutrient that premature babies need in high quantities, but isn't available in large enough amounts in their mothers' milk. The new nutrient, based on hazelnut oil, also could boost nutrition for babies who are bottle-fed for other reasons. Casimir Akoh and colleagues explain that human milk is the "gold standard" for designing infant formulas. Mothers naturally provide the...

2012-05-18 10:26:41

ALLEGAN, Mich., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Lansoprazole capsules (15 mg). Shipments of product to customers have already begun. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/DE62255LOGO ) This new product for the U.S. store brand market is bioequivalent to Novartis' Prevacid® 24HR capsules (15 mg)...

Researchers Examine Human Breast Milk Ingredient
2012-05-15 09:57:47

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A report by the University of Illinois (UI) demonstrates that human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) can create short-chain fatty acids that can help beneficial microbial populations in an infant´s gut. The bacterial composition can alter itself as the baby grows older and its needs change.  Based on the fact that HMOs are a large part of human milk and absent from infant formula, the researchers wanted to better understand what formula-fed babies were...

2012-05-07 02:32:12

BEIJING and LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Feihe International, Inc. (NYSE: ADY; "Feihe International" or the "Company"), one of the leading producers and distributors of premium infant formula, milk powder and soybean, rice and walnut products in China, today announced that it plans to release first quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, May 10, 2012, before the market opens. The Company will also hold a conference call on May 10, 2012 at 8:00 am Eastern Time...

2012-04-30 02:27:14

BEIJING and LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Feihe International, Inc. (NYSE: ADY; "Feihe International" or the "Company"), one of the leading producers and distributors of premium infant formula, milk powder and soybean, rice and walnut products in China, today announced that it has introduced the Product Inquiry System ("PIS") for infant formula products and launched Super Feifan, a new super premium infant formula series. PIS was soft-launched in January and...