Welcome to the Mead Johnson Journal. The journal serves as a global platform to share the latest news about our company, along with our perspective on developments and insights on breaking news related to children’s nutrition.
Posted on Nov. 17th, 2011 at 8:00am
According to the March of Dimes®, 13 million infants worldwide are born prematurely each year. Premature birth is a global issue that puts babies at an increased risk for health complications, and even death. Understanding ways to help infants in these circumstances is critical to their survival, and raising public awareness about the problems of prematurity has never been more important.
Posted on Oct. 20th, 2011 at 10:30am
A recent study shows evidence that infant formulas fortified with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) – two long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids – are good for developing infant brains and hearts.
Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011 at 4:15pm
Several thousand infants in China are born with Phenylketonuria (PKU), acongenital metabolic disease affecting brain and nervous system function, every year. Many of these children are from poverty stricken families in rural areas with little access to appropriate medical treatment. While the Chinese government has been successful in developing screening programs to identify infants with PKU in the early stages, rural areas largely lack adequate products to help treat the disease.
Posted on Sep. 20th, 2011 at 10:00am
Globally, millions of children live without parental care, with most living in orphanages, group homes and institutions. Through research and discussions with child welfare experts, we have learned that while their caregivers work very hard to provide optimal care to these children, science-based training and resources on nutrition and feeding practices to help identify nutrition deficiencies are often unavailable.
Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011 at 10:45am
The first year of life is a time of rapid growth and development. While major nutrients in the form of protein, carbohydrates and fat, play a clear role in supporting an infant’s growth, intake of adequate amounts of all essential nutrients plays a critical role in optimal growth and supporting hundreds of functions in the body.
Posted on Jul. 28th, 2011 at 4:30pm
A baby’s immune system must quickly develop defenses from the elements of its new environment as soon as it leaves the womb. Newly formed antibodies and immune factors from breast milk help protect infants from pathogens as they enter into the first months of life.
Mead Johnson’s Pediatric Nutrition Institute is actively researching the best ways that nutritional formulas can support the development of a healthy immune system.
Nutrition and Immune Function
Posted on Jul. 21st, 2011 at 1:00pm
In recognition of her efforts to improve the quality of infant nutrition, Deb Diersen-Schade, Ph.D., of Mead Johnson, recently was honored with the 2011 Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award. Diersen-Schade, Research Fellow and Director of Global Scientific Affairs, received the award through the Health and Nutrition Division of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS). The award is named after biochemist Dr.
Posted on Jun. 28th, 2011 at 3:00pm
Mead Johnson participated in the 44th annual meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) held recently in Sorrento, Italy.
Posted on May. 23rd, 2011 at 9:45pm
In response to the recent tornadoes throughout the Midwest and southeast portions of the United States, Mead Johnson is working with relief agencies to provide infant formula products in areas that were devastated by the storms.
Our first shipments were sent within 48 hours of when the tornadoes struck. Since then we have shipped the equivalent of approximately 30,000 servings of Enfamil® formulas as well as feeding accessories.
Posted on May. 16th, 2011 at 5:00pm
In the last trimester of pregnancy, a fetus grows rapidly and stores important nutrients. Premature infants often miss much of this critical time in the womb, and as a result, face many challenges and may require specialized nutrition support.
The goals for caring for and feeding preterm infants are to promote growth and weight gain similar to that which would have occurred in utero, and to maintain relatively normal concentrations of nutrients in the blood and tissues.