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Where We Focus

Science is at the very heart of our nutrition and health commitment. We focus our skills and resources to deliver evidence-based nutrition to support a healthy start in life for mothers and children worldwide. Our main areas of expertise include immunity and allergy, digestive health and nutrition and growth.

Our Scientific Expertise: Areas of Focus

Our research programmes address the key scientific topics in early life: nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life, maternal health during pregnancy and lactation, prenatal and postnatal growth, composition and health benefits of breast milk and the role of the gut microbiota in digestive health.

We also investigate the development of the digestive system, immune system, brain and the metabolism of infants and young children. Breast milk is the inspiration for the innovation we undertake and remains our primary reference. We have studied it for 40 years and it still continues to inspire us every day. We strive to better understand the influence of diet on human milk composition, and the social and psychological factors influencing breastfeeding behaviour.

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