Definition of Infant fat requirements
Infant fat requirements: Fat in human milk provides 30%-35% of the total daily caloric needs for a growing infant.
Manufacturers of infant formulas utilize many different vegetable oils for fat including corn, soy, safflower, and coconut oils.
Some formulas contain "predigested" fats known as medium chain triglycerides (MCT). These are analogous to the "predigested proteins." Because of their unique application, formulas containing MCT are not routinely recommended for healthy infants and children.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
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