How could Whey Protein Dairy with DHA aid in digestion & softer stools?


Research has shown that soft stools are common in children fed either whey- or casein-predominant formulas.  However, pediatric nutrition research has reported more children receiving whey-predominant formulas passing softer or more watery stools than did children receiving casein-predominant formulas. This could be the result of whey-predominant formulas helping to produce a stool bacteria population similar to that of a breast-fed child and/or due to the fact that whey proteins move more quickly through the stomach than casein.2,3

1  Malacaman EE, Abbousy FK, Crooke D, Nauyok G.  Effects of protein source and iron content of infant formula on stool characteristics.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.  1985; 4:771-773.

Rochat F, Cherbut C, Barclay D, et al.  A whey-predominant formula induces fecal microbiota similar to that found in breast-fed infants.  Nutrition Research.  2007; 27:735-740.

3 Balmer SE, Scott PH, Wharton BA.  Diet and faecal flora in the newborn: casein and whey proteins.  Archives of Disease in Childhood.  1990; 64:1678-1684.


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