Protein in Infant Feeding - The Process of Understanding

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Topic(s): Growth & Development Malnutrition
S.K Thakkar
P. Erdmann
F. Destaillats
B. Lönnerdal
E.E. Ziegler

This issue of the Nest focuses on breast milk properties and benefits. Sagar Thakkar, Peter Erdmann and Frédéric Destaillats explain the dynamic property of breast milk and the trends of breast milk nutrient content through early lactation to mature milk. Bo Lönnerdal talks about the bioactive proteins in breast milk and their beneficial effect on the infant’s health. He discusses the benefit of being able to get the bioactivity of those proteins found in breast milk from cow’s milk protein and. To conclude Ekhard Ziegler talks about the possible impact of low-protein formulas in helping to manage obesity risk as there is evidence that protein intake in the first years of life may increase adiposity in childhood.