Human milk provides the optimal nutrition for infants. It offers perfectly balanced nutrition, naturally meeting the needs of growing infants in the first months of life. In human milk, the fat provides about 50% of the energy newborns require for proper development and growth.
Human milk research has revealed a unique structure where palmitic acid, one of the most abundant fatty acids found in human milk, is usually attached (70-75% of the time) to the middle position in the glycerol back-bone. This typical structure is found in human milk of women all over the world, regardless of nutritional diet, ethnicity or age, suggesting that it may serve an important function.
INFAT®, a specially structured vegetable oil with palmitic acid bound to the middle position of the triglyceride (also known as sn2 position), developed for infant formula to elevate its sn2 palmitate level, so it is closer to human milk fat structure.
INFAT® is produced for Advanced Lipids in the facilities of AAK in Karlshamn, Sweden. The production unit is state of the art and fully automated, designed for continuous operation, and equipped with the latest technology for the enzymatic process of structured triglycerides of the type found in mother’s milk.
The plant has all necessary Quality Assurance and Quality Control certifications for the baby food industry including ISO 9001:2008, FSSC 22000:2010, ISO 14001:2004, ISO/IEC 17025 and the Kosher and Halal certifications.
The clinical support described here is based on studies conducted with INFAT only. Data specific to INFAT MF, INFAT PRO or INFAT PLUS is not available at this time.