Imitation—the act of observing and copying the actions of others—is the most important mechanism of learning for infants, toddlers, and young children. Several studies have analyzed different patterns by which children imitate actions. One study showed that children not only imitate actions immediately after observing them, but they also reproduceRead More
Is Prebiotic Supplementation Good for My Child? Early Supplementation of Prebiotic Oligosaccharides Protects Formula-Fed Infants against Infections during the First 6 Months of Life
Breastfed babies develop an intestinal microbiota dominated by lactobacilli and bifidobacteria that are less pathogenic than the intestinal flora of formula-fed infants. This balanced intestinal flora is fundamental for the proper development
Can My Diet Harm My Unborn Baby? Evidence of Infant Blood Pressure Programming by Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Intervention Study.
Western societies are characterized by unhealthy diets and a high incidence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The most alarming thing is that these chronic diseases are affecting children, worsening what