Nestle Introduces First U.S. Infant Formula with Beneficial Probiotic Cultures

/PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Today, moms have a new way to provide protective benefits to their babies with the launch of NESTLE GOOD START NATURAL CULTURES. This innovative product is the first and only routine formula in the U.S. with probiotics, beneficial cultures like those naturally promoted by breastmilk to support an infant's healthy immune system. Years of scientific research have shown that adding beneficial cultures to a baby's diet can offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition.

Breastmilk is the ideal food for infants. For infants who do not receive the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, GOOD START NATURAL CULTURES provides complete nutrition and the beneficial cultures, BIFIDUS BL. Research has shown that these cultures can help support a baby's healthy immune system in many ways, including increasing levels of key antibodies and supporting the natural protective barrier in a baby's digestive tract. A healthy immune system provides a baby with important natural defenses.

"GOOD START NATURAL CULTURES goes a step further than providing basic nutrients for growth and development. The inclusion of these beneficial cultures makes it truly the next generation of infant formula," said Jose Saavedra, M.D., Medical and Scientific Director, Nestle Nutrition. "This is a major step toward providing formula-fed infants a part of the immune-related benefits that only breastfeeding can entirely provide," he added.

GOOD START NATURAL CULTURES also contains DHA & ARA for brain and eye development, plus COMFORT PROTEINS, gentle 100 percent whey protein broken down to be easy-to-digest in a baby's developing tummy. GOOD START NATURAL CULTURES is available nationwide in 12 ounce and 24 ounce powder sizes.

Nestle has global expertise in the research and development of food products containing probiotics. For more than 15 years and in 30 countries, Nestle has been nourishing infants with formulas containing beneficial cultures. To learn more about GOOD START NATURAL CULTURES and how beneficial cultures help support a healthy immune system, consumers are encouraged to visit for detailed background information and insights from medical experts.

About Nestle Nutrition
Nestle Nutrition, part of Nestle S.A., the world's largest food company, is dedicated to infant, healthcare, and performance nutrition as well as weight management. With 140 years of global food experience that began with the creation of the world's first commercial infant food, Nestle is a leader in worldwide food and nutrition research. Nestle Nutrition offers the very best baby Resource Center, a program that supports expecting and new parents in the U.S. with expert advice on pregnancy, infant care, and nutrition. For more information, consumers can visit

Unless otherwise noted, all trademarks are owned by Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., Vevey Switzerland. NATURAL CULTURES(TM) and BIFIDUS BL(TM) are trademarks of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., Vevey Switzerland.

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