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The basics of prescribing infant formulas

C J W Owens, I L Labuschagne, Martani J Lombard
South African Family Practice | Vol 54, No 1 : January/February| a2235 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v54i1.2235 | ©
Submitted: 15 November 2011 | Published: 29 February 2012

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C J W Owens, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
I L Labuschagne, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Martani J Lombard, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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Abstract

All infant formulas must support the normal growth and development of infants, and this needs to be scientifically demonstrated. Formulas have to contain sufficient amounts of basic nutrients, and so are nutritionally interchangeable, with no evidence indicating that one brand is superior to another.1,2

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Infant formula, milk, whey protein, infant nutrition, feeding

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