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Acidified infant formula explained

IL Labuschagne, E van Niekerk, MJ Lombard

Abstract


The development of effective methods to prevent acute gastroenteritis is an important goal for infant health. Exclusive breastfeeding and postponement of complementary foods until the age of six months is recommended for  healthy infants. However, at times, infant formula is required. Various types are commercially available. Acidified cow’s milk formula has been found to prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria and concurring diarrhoeal disease.



http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20786204.2013.10874376
AJOL African Journals Online