Title: Randomized double-blind study of the nutritional efficacy and bifidogenicity of a new infant formula containing partially hydrolyzed protein, a high beta-palmitic acid level, and nondigestible oligosaccharides
|Authors:||Schmelzle H, Wirth S, Skopnik H, Radke M, Knol J, Böckler HM, Brönstrup A, Wells J, Fusch C|
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
The study objective was to assess the nutritional efficacy and bifidogenic characteristics of an infant formula with partially hydrolysed whey protein and prebiotic oligosaccharides. It was a double-blind study, where more than 150 healthy formula-fed infants were randomised to receive either the new infant formula or a standard formula, for 2 to 12 weeks. The results showed that the partially hydrolysed formula with prebiotics is well tolerated, supports satisfactory growth and can lead to higher counts of bifidobacteria in the faeces.