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Science-Based Nutrition and Health for Mother and Child

At BINC, we understand the importance of making informed decisions for the well-being of both mothers and their children. Our platform offers a wealth of evidence-backed resources, including informative videos, articles, and engaging infographics.

Empower yourself with the latest research and expert insights on essential topics such as prenatal and early-life nutrition, breastfeeding, probiotics and postbiotics, early childhood development, immunity and allergy, and more. We believe that access to reliable information is the key to raising healthy and thriving families.

Join us in this journey of knowledge and discover the science behind nurturing a brighter and healthier future for you and your little ones.

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Welcome to "Drop of Science," our captivating video series designed exclusively for parents of young children. With a focus on evidence-based information, each episode  is aimed to inform parents interesting facts about babies that can help improve the whole family’s lifestyle.

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Drop of Science - Probiotics and Microbiota by Prof. Philippe Langella

Biotics & Microbiome Health

Drop of Science - Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) by Prof. Lars Bode

Biotics & Microbiome Health

Drop of Science - Human Milk Microbiome by Prof Shelley McGuire

Biotics & Microbiome Health

Drop of Science - Osteopontin (OPN) by Prof. Sharon Donovan

Biotics & Microbiome Health

Drop of Science - Lactoferrin by Prof. Sharon Donovan

Biotics & Microbiome Health

Drop of Science - Iron by Prof. Magnus Domellof

Mother & Child Health & Nutrition

Science-based articles

The role of prebiotics and probiotics in early nutrition

Probiotics are “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. These so-called “good bacteria” or “beneficial microbes” can help change the bacterial balance in the gut and influence the body’s immune responses. Prebiotics are non-digestible compounds that act as a fuel source for health-promoting microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract which is required for protection against pathogens or to improve intestinal barrier function.

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Cow Milk and Allergy in infants and babies

Cow’s Milk Allergy is one of the most common food allergies in early childhood and affects 2-3% of all infants. According to Prof. Christophe Dupont, President of the French Society of Pediatrics’ Committee of Nutrition, cow milk allergy can result from a type of skin malfunction and sensitisation in early life. In fact, both food allergy and eczema develop at the same age, in the first months of life, which leads researchers to think they could be linked.

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Gut health during pregnancy

Gut microbiota health refers to the function and balance of microorganisms present in the different parts of our gastrointestinal tract. These microorganisms are in the form of bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses and their ensemble creates an ecosystem called the microbiome, in which microbial diversity plays a key role. The microorganisms in our gut play many crucial roles in human health such as regulating the digestive system, extracting nutrients from ingested foods and contributing to the development of a robust immune system.

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How does attachment play a key role in infant development ?

From birth to 3 years of life the brain registers the greatest growth across the lifespan, acquiring psychomotor skills, language, cognitive functions such as attention and learning and experiencing rapid social and emotional development. Brain architecture is comprised of billions of connections between individual neurons across multiple areas of the brain. These connections enable fast communication among neurons involved in different functions.

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Nutrition during pregnancy

Eating well during pregnancy is crucial for you and your baby’s health. Your diet needs to provide the nutrients for your developing baby and for the many changes that your body will undertake. For example: placental formation, expansion of your blood plasma, and preparation of your breast tissue for lactation. On top of that, the nutrition that your baby receives in the womb affects his immediate development, but also his future health.

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Lipids and Gut Health in the first 1000 days

Fats (also called lipids) are a key component of infants’ and children’s diets and are particularly important during the first years of life. Fat has an important role in providing energy for the body’s functions, needs and growth. Breast milk, which provides integral nutrition during babies’ first 6 months of life, contains around 4g of fat per 100 ml. The primary lipids found in breastmilk are triglycerides which make up approximately 98% of breast milk fat.

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What are babies and toddlers’ nutritional requirements over time ?

Adequate nutrition during the first 2 years of life is necessary for healthy growth and development. Early nutrition and good practices can help children develop healthy dietary habits and patterns. Following WHO recommendations, breastmilk provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first 6 months of life. After 6 months, children should begin eating safe and adequate complementary foods while continuing to breastfeed for up to 2 years and beyond.

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Preparing for a healthy pregnancy

Being healthy is crucial to improving the chances of getting pregnant and preventing complications during the pregnancy. Good pre-pregnancy health includes getting a check-up and talking with healthcare professionals about conditions that may affect the gestation journey. It is recommended to focus on improving health at least 3 months before starting to try to conceive.

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Science animations

Science Animation - Osteopontin (OPN)

Science Animation - Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO)

Science Animation - Fatty Acids in the SN2 Position

Scientific Animations - MFGM: Milk Fat Globule Membrane

Scientific Animations - MFGM: Milk Fat Globule Membrane

Science animation - Lactoferrin