Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies – Nourishing the Next Generation

Promoting Nutrition for Breastfeeding Mothers

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies – Nourishing the Next Generation

Promoting Nutrition for Breastfeeding Mothers

During the first six months of life, breastmilk provides all of the critical nutrients that infants need for healthy cognitive and physical development. During breastfeeding, the mother’s diet influences some of the nutrition of the breastmilk. Independent medical research also has discovered that mothers can experience higher levels of oxidative stress during this breastfeeding period. NutraISO products contain most of the nutrients that a mother can consume and positively influence the quality of her breastmilk, while simultaneously delivering antioxidants to decrease oxidative stress. During the first six months of life, breastmilk provides all of the critical nutrients that infants need for healthy cognitive and physical development. Lactating mothers need healthy calories and essential nutrients in their diet to support the growth of their breastfed infants.

Preliminary clinical trials have shown that NutraISO® products can positively impact infant growth by increasing the nutritional quality and production volume of the mother’s breastmilk.  Additional trials are now in motion and are designed to further quantify the benefits of NutraISO products in enhancing infant cognitive and physical development.

During the first six months of life, breastmilk provides all of the critical nutrients that infants need for healthy cognitive and physical development. During breastfeeding, the mother’s diet influences some of the nutrition of the breastmilk. Independent medical research also has discovered that mothers can experience higher levels of oxidative stress during this breastfeeding period. NutraISO products contain most of the nutrients that a mother can consume and positively influence the quality of her breastmilk, while simultaneously delivering antioxidants to decrease oxidative stress. During the first six months of life, breastmilk provides all of the critical nutrients that infants need for healthy cognitive and physical development. Lactating mothers need healthy calories and essential nutrients in their diet to support the growth of their breastfed infants.

Preliminary clinical trials have shown that NutraISO® products can positively impact infant growth by increasing the nutritional quality and production volume of the mother’s breastmilk.  Additional trials are now in motion and are designed to further quantify the benefits of NutraISO products in enhancing infant cognitive and physical development.

Measurable Improvement for Infants

Within the preliminary trials, introducing NutraISO into nursing mothers’ diets during the exclusive breastfeeding period demonstrated improvement for all five World Health Organization (WHO) infant growth indicators. These indicators include weight, body mass index, and head circumference measures – critical indicators of infant growth and development.

Change in WHO Infant Growth Indicator Percentile

From six weeks to six months old, breastfed infants whose mothers’ diets were supplemented with NutraISO while nursing showed:

  • 202% increase in BMI, raising them from the 20th to the 62nd percentile
  • 292% increase in weight-for-age, raising them from the 5th to the 21st percentile
  • 56% improvement in the key indicator for brain growth and development, raising head circumference size from the 9th to the 15th percentile.

Among nursing mothers, iron deficiency anemia was reduced by 50%, from a 22% incidence to a prevalence of 11% at the end of the study. Mothers participating in the NutraISO study also reported a significant increase in milk production.

In 2013, Quintessence was awarded a Patent for Humanity from the USPTO and U.S. Department of Commerce in recognition of the impact of NutraISO in mitigating chronic malnutrition in mothers and their breastfed infants.

Applications

In addition to providing added calories for energy, NutraISO delivers a complex of essential nutrients to support both mother and child, such as protein, vitamins, healthy fatty acids, and many different antioxidants. Manufacturers can leverage NutraISO’s nutritional and functional benefits in consumer food and beverage applications that target nursing mothers, thus, enabling the mother to pass these benefits to their infant through breastmilk.

NutraISO is available in a water-soluble powder and can be tailored to meet specific formulation needs. It is ideal as a functional ingredient for a range of applications including:

  • Powdered drink mixes
  • Ready to drink beverages
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Nutrition bars
  • Baked goods

Get in touch to learn how NutraISO can support your applications for infants and their pregnant and nursing mothers.