Emphasis on immune-system benefits is a first for foods giant
UNITED STATES Nestlé has launched the first probiotics-fortified infant formula in the US. The company calls the product Natural Cultures. Like an increasing number of dairy products, the product, which is part of Nestlé's Good Start infant-formula range, has multiple fortifications, and also carries DHA and ARA for 'brain and eye development,' according to Nestlé.
It also contains 'Comfort Proteins', a whey protein, "broken down to be easy-to-digest in a baby's developing tummy."
"This is a major step toward providing formula-fed infants a part of the immune-related benefits that only breastfeeding can entirely provide," said Jose Saavedra, medical and scientific director at Nestlé Nutrition."
Nestlé also has established a website, www.verybestbaby.com, to support the Good Start range. —