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Babies Fed New Lower-Protein Formula Show Similar Growth Rate To Breastfed Babies

November 10, 2010: 04:07 PM EST

Infants fed a new lower-protein infant formula gained weight at a similar rate to breastfed infants, according to a new study. Infant growth rate indicates overall health and reflects a child's nutritional well-being. Breast milk and standard infant formulas differ in their protein composition and concentration: human milk contains protein and is rich in essential amino acids; standard formulas typically contain higher levels of protein to provide similar amino acid levels. The randomized study tested the effect of infant formulas enriched with alpha-lactalbumin, one with a  standard level of protein and a new one developed by Pfizer Nutrition with less protein. A control group consisted of breastfed babies. The researchers found that weight gain in the infants who consumed the new formula was not significantly different from that of breastfed babies.

Trabulsi J, et al., "Effect of alpha-lactalbumin-enriched infant formula with lower protein on growth", European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 10, 2010, © Nature Publishing Group
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