Lactoferrin: A Key Nutrient to Support Gut Health in Developing Infants

Paolo Manzoni, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, division of neonatology and NICU, at S.Anna Hospital in Torino, Italy, reviews the nutritional components of fresh human milk and how these components contribute to brain and gut development. Dr. Manzoni discusses lactoferrin’s role in gut development and its potential health benefits in the developing infant. He also describes the role of lactoferrin in clinical practice, and its use in fortification strategies and in formula.


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