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Chapter 12: Infant Formulas and Complementary Feeding

Kelly Green Corkins, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Allison Beck, MS, RD, LDN, CSP, CNSC

Contributors and Peer Reviewers
Foreword and Preface

Chapter 12 Contents



Types of Infant Formulas 

Standard Milk-Based Term Infant Formulas

              Lower Calorie/Lower Protein
              Breast Milk Supplementation

Term Formulas Designed for Symptoms of Intolerance

Partially Hydrolyzed Protein
              Reduced Lactose/Lactose-free
              Added Rice Starch
              Soy-Based Formulas

Premature or Low Birth Weight Formulas

Premature Discharge Formulas

Specialized Infant Formulas

Extensively Hydrolyzed Protein
              Amino Acid-Based
              Reduced Fat/Modified Fat
              Reduced Mineral

Functional Ingredients in Infant Formulas 

              Prebiotics and Probiotics

Forms of Infant Formula and Mixing Guidelines

              Standard Dilution
              Increasing Caloric Concentration
              Modular Macronutrients
              Increasing Concentration of Breast Milk

Introducing Complementary Foods to the Infant’s Diet

              Foods to Avoid the First Year

Toddler Formulas  


Learning Objectives

1.            Explain the basic composition of infant formulas and their regulation.

2.            Discuss reasons for functional ingredients in infant formulas.

3.            Differentiate types of infant formulas and appropriate use.

4.            Describe how to increase calorie concentrations.

5.            Summarize reasoning behind current guidelines for introducing complementary foods to an infant’s diet.


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