As part of Nutricia North America’s commitment to specialized nutrition we are continuing to make improvements across our Neocate family of products in order to provide your child with the best possible nutritional support according to the latest medical and scientific knowledge. Starting mid-August 2013 we are very excited to announce the availability of our new and improved Neocate Infant DHA/ARA.
These new improvements will include:
- Optimized nutrient levels (for example, higher Vitamin D) to better meet infant nutrient needs based on current science
- The addition of nucleotides, important nutrients naturally found in breastmilk (please note: the addition of nucleotides and adjustments to nutrient levels will not affect hypoallergenicity)
- Removed soy oil making Neocate Infant DHA/ARA the only elemental infant formula that does not contain soy oil
- Simplified 1:1 mixing with easy and flexible serving sizes
Why We Increased the DHA Content:
DHA is found in breast milk at an average level of 0.32% of fatty acids[i]. When breast feeding isn’t possible, infant nutrition experts recommend that infant formulas provide between 0.2-0.5% total fatty acids as DHA[ii]. The reformulated version of Neocate Infant with DHA and ARA provides DHA at a level of 0.35% of total fatty acids, which is in line with current recommendations and closer to the average levels found in breast milk. We hope you are as excited as we are about the increased DHA and the rest of the improvements in the new Neocate!
Neocate Infant DHA/ARA continues to be the same trusted hypoallergenic, amino acid-based formula suitable for the dietary management of cow and soy milk allergies, multiple food protein intolerance, eosinophilic esophagitis, short bowel syndrome and other conditions requiring an elemental diet. We look forward to bringing you the best clinical nutrition products. If you have any questions, please contact our Nutrition Support Department toll-free at 1-800-365-7354. You can also follow us on Twitter @Neocate or like our Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest news.
[i] Brenna JT, et al. Docosahexaenoic and arachidonic acid concentrations in human breast milk worldwide. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jun;85(6):1457-64.
[ii] Koletzko B, et al. The roles of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy, lactation and infancy: review of current knowledge and consensus recommendations. J Perinat Med. 2008;36(1):5-14.