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The first thousand days of life, spanning from conception to around two years of age, is an important period for optimal development of the infant to ensure a healthy life with low risk of development of non-communicable diseases. The diet is one of the external factors that influences the foetus, infant, and young child. This makes the first thousand days of life a period where diet is most important. Maternal diet and lifestyle during pregnancy will influence the health of the foetus. Maternal milk provides a highly complex diet that is composed to optimally fulfil the changing needs of the infant and child. Maternal milk composition is highly dynamic and varies within and between feedings, diurnally, during lactation, and between mothers and populations.

Feel free to browse our knowledge base below with answers to typical diet-related questions. The team have competences in the fields of child nutrition, food science, molecular and functional properties of ingredients and general food processing.

Components of breastmilk

Cognition

Gut microbiota

Immune development