A study was carried out on 168 full-term infants with digestive problems such as regurgitation and/or constipation to evaluate the efficacy of new infant formulas containing partially hydrolysed whey protein, modified vegetable oil with a high beta-palmitic acid content, prebiotic oligosaccharides and starch. Infants receiving the new formulas had an increase in stool frequency of 0.60 between day 1 and day 7 (95% CI 0.19-1.01; p=0.004) and 0.53 (95% CI 0.11-0.90; p=0.015) between day 7 and day 14. A reduction of 1.06 in the number of regurgitation episodes was reported between day 1 and day 7 (95% CI 0.24-1.88; p=0.012) and 1.31 (95% CI 0.42-2.21; p=0.005) between day 7 and day 14. CONCLUSION: A prebiotic mixture of galacto-/fructo-oligosaccharides with a high beta-palmitic acid content may reduce digestive problems and improve intestinal tolerance in infants during the first months of life.

Advances in the management of digestive problems during the first months of life

CRESI, Francesco;CAVALLO, Franco;DALMASSO, Paola;OGGERO, Roberto;SILVESTRO, Leandra
2005

Abstract

A study was carried out on 168 full-term infants with digestive problems such as regurgitation and/or constipation to evaluate the efficacy of new infant formulas containing partially hydrolysed whey protein, modified vegetable oil with a high beta-palmitic acid content, prebiotic oligosaccharides and starch. Infants receiving the new formulas had an increase in stool frequency of 0.60 between day 1 and day 7 (95% CI 0.19-1.01; p=0.004) and 0.53 (95% CI 0.11-0.90; p=0.015) between day 7 and day 14. A reduction of 1.06 in the number of regurgitation episodes was reported between day 1 and day 7 (95% CI 0.24-1.88; p=0.012) and 1.31 (95% CI 0.42-2.21; p=0.005) between day 7 and day 14. CONCLUSION: A prebiotic mixture of galacto-/fructo-oligosaccharides with a high beta-palmitic acid content may reduce digestive problems and improve intestinal tolerance in infants during the first months of life.
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digestive problems, first months of life, paediatrics
Savino F; Maccario S; Castagno E; Cresi F; Cavallo F; Dalmasso P; Fanaro S; Oggero R; Silvestro L
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