Growth and Metabolic Outcomes in Healthy Infants Fed Formulas with Age-Adapted Protein Concentrations from Birth Through 12 Months
Human milk composition changes dynamically during lactation, whereas infant formula composition is relatively static. This may contribute to growth/metabolic differences between breastfed and formula-fed infants. The aim of this study was to evaluate growth and metabolic outcomes in healthy term infants fed sequential formulas with age-adapted protein concentrations from birth to 12 months, in comparison to breastfed infants. The new follow-on formula with age-adapted protein content, fed sequentially after standard starter formula, supports healthy growth comparable to WHO standards and body composition at 12 months similar to breastfed infants.