Acidified infant formula explained

Labuschagne, Irene ; Van Niekerk, Evette ; Lombard, Martani J. (2013)

CITATION: Labuschagne, I., Van Niekerk, E. & Lombard, M. J. 2013. Acidified infant formula explained. South African Family Practice, 55(3):354-356.

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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.

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