Protein-reduced HiPP Pre Organic COMBIOTIC®: BeMIM study proves safety and suitability
Less is more: now with reduced protein content
New studies suggest that high protein intake in infants increases the risk of obesity later in life (1, 2). Experts are calling for promoting breastfeeding and reducing the protein content of infant formulae. HiPP has implemented these updated recommendations and now offers the protein-reduced infant formula HiPP Pre Organic COMBIOTIC®. The new HiPP Pre Organic COMBIOTIC® follows expert recommendations and contains an appropriately low amount of protein with improved protein quality (1.89 g/100 kcal). The protein content is 1.89 g per 100 kcal.
BeMIM study proves safety of the new HiPP Pre Organic COMBIOTIC®
As required by law, the suitability and safety of the new formula have been proven in a clinical trial (BeMIM study = Belgrade Munich Infant Milk Trial) (3). In this prospective, randomised, double-blind study, under the scientific direction of Prof. B. Koletzko, Munich, 213 healthy infants received either a protein-reduced (1.89 g protein per 100 kcal) and alpha-lactalbumin-enriched infant formula or a standard formula with 2.2 g of protein per 100 kcal.
The primary target parameter - weight gain per day - was not significantly different in either formula group between the first month and the 120th day of the study period. The children from the low-protein group thrived as well as the children with a standard formula with higher protein content.