Protein Requirement of Normal Infants between 8 and 56 Days of Age

  • S. J. Fomon
  • E. E. Ziegler
  • L. N. Thomas
  • L. J. FilerJr.
Part of the Nutricia Symposium book series (NUSY, volume 3)


In 1967 we published (I) results of a study of normal fullterm infants fed ad libitum a milk-based formula with protein content at or slightly less than the average protein content of human milk. On the basis of these observations, tentative conclusions were drawn concerning requirements for protein and certain essential amino acids during early infancy. Since the time of that publication, we have accumulated additional data on rates of gain in weight and length and serum concentrations of albumin of normal breastfed infants (2). In addition, we have studied other infants fed formulas with relatively low concentrations of protein.


Protein Intake Male Infant Female Infant Protein Requirement Breastfed Infant 
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© H. E. Stenfert Kroese N.V. Leiden Holland 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Fomon
    • 1
  • E. E. Ziegler
    • 2
  • L. N. Thomas
  • L. J. FilerJr.
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of IowaUSA
  2. 2.Max Kade FoundationNew YorkUSA

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