This publication is a supplementary teaching material in the field of paediatrics, for medical students. With this contribution, we filled the gap in the literature in Slovenian language, which deals with the colonization of the gastrointestinal tract early in the life that significantly affect the health during the entire life. Because research in this field is very intense, especially since high-throughput molecular methods are available for the studies of microbiota, special value of this publication is that the students learn about the latest findings. The chapter presents different phases of microbial colonization of infant's gut and factors affecting it. Knowledge and experience we have gained during the project My-milk, have contributed to the quality of the contribution.
F.18 Transfer of new know-how to direct users (seminars, fora, conferences)COBISS.SI-ID: 3247240
In October 2011 the symposium »My-milk« was organized. The latest discoveries in the field of early nutrition, the microbiota of the mammary gland and effects of foetal nutrition on the development of offspring obesity were presented by foreign researchers on the project prof. Koletzko, prof. Rodriguez and dr. Ding. Slovenian researchers presented the methodological approaches to the research. The symposium was attended by 120 physicians and nutritionists. Medical Chamber of SLO acknowledged the granting of credit points to the participants for continuing postgraduate education.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 258247168
Avoidance of all foods of animal origin (meat, fish, crustaceans, shells, bacon and other fats of animal origin) increases the high risk for lack of nutrients (iron, zinc, calcium, vitamins B12, B2, D, n-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid, proteins) and energy. Particularly vulnerable are infants, toddlers and children, which can lead to malnutrition, growth retardation and slower psychomotor development. When a breastfeeding mother is on vegan diet without taking supplements, there is a high risk that the infant will suffered severe cognitive damage. The risk increases when also a child is on vegan diet. ESPGHAN and the Slovenian guidelines advise against vegan diets for infants and toddlers.
F.18 Transfer of new know-how to direct users (seminars, fora, conferences)COBISS.SI-ID: 29282265
UNICEF promotes breast-feeding on a global level. Among the activities of the National Committee of UNICEF for the promotion of breastfeeding in Slovenia, was the organization of expert meeting Breastfeeding - the challenge of modern woman. Member of our project group Borut Bratanič was the organizer and editor of the proceedings of this meeting, and Evgen Benedik presented (oral presentation) a study My milk and selected results, with emphasis on breastfeeding (length of breastfeeding, exclusively or partially breast-feeding) of volunteers included in the study (Bedenik E, Robič T, Bratanič B, Fidler Mis N et al. Breastfeeding in mothers enrolled into study "My milk", p. 75-83; COBISS.SI-ID 1176236). Thanks to this contribution the Slovenian experts in the field (doctors, nurses, ..) were informed about the course and the importance of research My milk.
C.01 Editorial board of a foreign/international collection of papers/bookCOBISS.SI-ID: 268944896