Common Growth Issues

  • Mead Johnson’s vision is to provide children with the best start in life, and we are proud to offer a complete line of innovative formulas that support the growth and development of all infants, from premature through the toddler years.

    Our history of firsts includes launching DHA in our formulas at the same amounts found in breast milk1,*.

    DHA is an important nutrient that supports brain development and is clinically shown to improve cognitive development through 5 years of age2,†. Enfamil® Infant that has DHA and ARA is also proven to support respiratory health through the first 3 years of life3,‡

  • Protein is a major driver of lean mass growth and positive outcomes in preterm infants4, and our Enfamil® Premature Nutrition line of formulas has increased protein§ to support the growth of the most vulnerable infants, from hospital to post-discharge.

    Common growth concerns and Enfamil premature formulas

    Learn more about the innovative ways Mead Johnson formulas support brain development, immune health and other growth and development concerns.

    * Average amount of DHA in worldwide breast milk is 0.32% ± 0.22% (mean ± standard deviation of total fatty acids) based on an analysis of 65 studies of 2,474 women1.
    † Studies compared infants fed Enfamil® that had DHA vs. discontinued Enfamil without DHA; studied before the addition of prebiotics.
    ‡ When infants were fed through 12 months of age.
    § Compared to routine infant formulas.

  • References:

    1. Brenna JT et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1457-1464.

    2. Colombo J et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;98:403-412.

    3. Birch EE et al. J Pediatr. 2010;156:902-906.

    4. Rice MS et al. Nutr Clin Pract. 2015;30:625-632.