Is the Macronutrient Intake of Formula-Fed Infants Greater Than Breast-Fed Infants in Early Infancy?

@inproceedings{Hester2012IsTM,
  title={Is the Macronutrient Intake of Formula-Fed Infants Greater Than Breast-Fed Infants in Early Infancy?},
  author={Shelly N Hester and Deborah S. Hustead and Amy D. Mackey and Atul Singhal and Barbara J. Marriage},
  booktitle={Journal of nutrition and metabolism},
  year={2012}
}
Faster weight gain early in infancy may contribute to a greater risk of later obesity in formula-fed compared to breast-fed infants. One potential explanation for the difference in weight gain is higher macronutrient intake in formula-fed infants during the first weeks of life. A systematic review was conducted using Medline to assess the macronutrient and energy content plus volume of intake in breast-fed and formula-fed infants in early infancy. All studies from healthy, term, singleton… CONTINUE READING
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