Our Scientific Expertise
Science is at the very heart of our nutrition and health commitment. We focus our skills and resources on delivering evidence-based nutrition to support Hong Kong babies in getting a healthy start in life.
Our science comes directly from Nutricia Research, and our research programmes address the key scientific topics for early life: nutrition during 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 closely 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 it remains to be our primary reference. We have studied it for 40 years and it 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.
In 2011, Nutricia established its R&D satellite centre in Biopolis, Singapore. Two years later, Nutricia Research opened a state-of-the-art research centre in the Utrecht Science Park, Netherlands, to accelerate innovation in the field of early life nutrition. Partnerships and collaborations are key principles of our R&D approach.
Nutricia is passionate about mums and babies. We put enormous effort into understanding mums’ specific needs so we can provide them with tailored solutions, whatever their parenting styles, habits and beliefs may be.
In 2015, Nutricia launched a number of products and services across multiple markets for pregnant and lactating mothers, signifying our commitment to the all-important first 1,000 days
Our science is what makes us a trusted and preferred partner for Healthcare Professionals.
Our science makes our mission possible. We work in close collaboration with HCPs to share our knowledge, which comes directly from Nutricia Research and its scientific innovations. This makes us a trusted and preferred partner for HCPs.
HCPs are our valuable partners who share our commitment in providing the best nutritional solutions for mums and babies during the first 1,000 days, from conception until the second birthday of the child. They are also our advocates who help mums better understand Nutricia and our commitment.
Breast-feeding is the best form of nutrition for babies and provides many benefits to babies and mothers. It is important that, in preparation for and during breast-feeding, pregnant and lactating women eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle-feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of their own breast-milk, and reversing the decision not to breast-feed is difficult. Always consult healthcare professional for advice about feeding baby. If infant formula is used, mothers / care givers should follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully– failure to follow the instructions may make baby ill. The social and financial implications of using infant formula should be considered. Improper use of an infant formula or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard.