subject: infant formula

How Much DHA Should Be in Human Milk?

How Much DHA Should Be in Human Milk?

The goal of infant formula is to mimic breast milk composition. When considering milk components that vary widely across and within populations, whose breast milk should be used as the gold standard? For example, the breast milk concentration of DHA, a long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid implicated in brain growth and development, is influenced by DHA in the mother's diet, and diets vary among populations. Read More...

Adding Bovine Lactoferrin to the Mix

Adding Bovine Lactoferrin to the Mix

The anti-bacterial, ion-binding protein in human and bovine milk is approved for use in infant formula in Spain, South Korea and Japan, but the FDA has not approved its use in the US. If Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status is eventually granted by the FDA, its potential health benefits if added to infant formula may be substantial. Read More...

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