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Food intake and growth of infants between six and twenty-six weeks of age on breast milk, cow's milk formula, or soy formula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6702448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 59 normal infants attending well-baby clinics, food consumption was registered until 26 and growth until 52 weeks of age. They were either breast-fed or formula-fed with a cow's milk product or a soy protein product. The average consumption of breastmilk was 746, 796, 722 ans 689 g/day at 6, 14, 22 and 26 weeks respectively. Bottle-fed infants received larger volumes, and at 6 and 14 weeks were the calculated total energy intakes significantly higher than in breast-fed infants. No differences were seen between the feeding groups with respect to length and the sum of four skin folds. The soy formula-fed children, who happened to be 200 g heavier at birth, had lower weight gains during the first 6 weeks than the other two groups. Thereafter, the average weights of the soy formula group did not differ from the other groups. At 3 months, the soy formula-fed children displayed a slower mineralisation and maturation of bone, but the difference was no longer significant when re-examined at 6 months. Formulas based on soy protein isolates seem to be acceptable as substitutes for cow's milk formulas in feeding normal infants.
L Köhler; G Meeuwisse; W Mortensson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0001-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Publication Date:  1984 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-04-16     Completed Date:  1984-04-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0000211     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Height
Body Weight
Bone Development
Bottle Feeding*
Breast Feeding*
Energy Intake
Infant Food*
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Infant, Newborn
Milk, Human
Skinfold Thickness

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