New Study Supports Adding Nutrients
to Infant Formulas
The results of a new study show that Enfamil LIPIL with Iron which is supplemented with the fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid) helps to significantly improve the visual development of infants compared to non-supplemented formula. The study was conducted by researchers at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest in Dallas, Texas and is published in the June 2003 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics.
Researchers studied babies who were breastfed from birth to four to six months and then randomly weaned—either to the DHA and ARA supplemented formula, Enfamil LIPIL with Iron, or to a formula without DHA and ARA. The babies fed the supplemented formula had improved visual acuity at one year of age, compared to the babies fed the non-supplemented formula after weaning. Enfamil LIPIL is available nationwide in a wide variety of infant formulas to meet babies’ unique feeding needs.#