• Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions® Gentlease®

Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions® Gentlease®

For Fussiness and Gas, Milk-based powder with partially broken down proteins.

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

  • Description/Indication
    • Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease is a 20 Cal/fl oz complete infant and toddler formula for toddlers 9-18 months who are transitioning from infant formula or breast milk. Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease can be helpful in situations where Enfamil PREMIUM® Gentlease® was used in infancy1 and when sensitivity appears to continue. Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease has an easy-to-digest protein blend with a whey-to-casein ratio of 60:40 that has been partially broken down. It also has 25% of the lactose of a routine, milk-based infant and toddler formula.

      Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease has DHA, iron, vitamin C, vitamin E and over 20 other nutrients to help support growth and development. When toddlers transition to new foods, ensuring complete nutrition can become more of a challenge. Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease helps make sure toddlers get the nutrients they might still need.

      * Approximately ½ the lactose of a routine, milk-based infant and toddler formula. † Prior to partial hydrolysis.

  • Product Features
      • Nutrition designed for older infants and toddlers 9-18 months
      • Similar to Enfamil PREMIUM Gentlease; designed for toddlers experiencing fussiness and gas:
        • A special blend of easy-to-digest proteins that have been partially broken down
        • A blend of carbohydrates that has a reduced amount of lactose* designed for toddlers with fussiness or gas
      • Has Triple Health Guard® blend:
        • DHA, also found in breast milk, that supports brain and eye development2-9
        • Iron to support mental development
      • Has vitamins C and E to help support toddlers’ developing immune systems
      • Calcium and vitamin D to support bone development
      • Has other key nutrients like zinc that are important for toddler development
      • No preservatives
      • No artificial sweeteners
      • No artificial flavoring
      • No artificial colors
      • Kosher

      • Approximately ½ the lactose of a routine, milk-based infant and toddler formula.

  • Nutrients
    • Product nutrient values and ingredients are subject to change. Please see product label for current information.

      (Normal Dilution) Per 100 Calories (5 fl oz) Per 100 mL Per 100 grams Powder (500 Cal)
      Protein, g 2.6 1.76 12.9
      Fat, g 5.3 3.6 26
      Linoleic acid, mg 800 540 4000
      Carbohydrate, g 10.5 7.1 52
      Water, g 133 90 2.4
      (Normal Dilution) Per 100 Calories (5 fl oz) Per 100 mL Per 100 grams Powder (500 Cal)
      Vitamins/Other Nutrients
      Vitamin A, IU 300 200 1490
      Vitamin D, IU 60 41 300
      Vitamin E, IU 2 1.35 9.9
      Vitamin K, mcg 9 6.1 45
      Thiamin (Vitamin B1), mcg 80 54 400
      Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), mcg 140 95 700
      Vitamin B6, mcg 60 41 300
      Vitamin B12, mcg 0.3 0.2 1.49
      Niacin, mcg 1000 680 5000
      Folic acid (Folacin), mcg 16 10.8 80
      Pantothenic acid, mcg 500 340 2500
      Biotin, mcg 3 2 14.9
      Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), mg 12 8.1 60
      Choline, mg 24 16.2 119
      Inositol, mg 6 4.1 30
      (Normal Dilution) Per 100 Calories (5 fl oz) Per 100 mL Per 100 grams Powder (500 Cal)
      Minerals
      Calcium, mg 200 135 990
      Phosphorus, mg 130 88 650
      Magnesium, mg 8 5.4 40
      Iron, mg 1.5 1.01 7.5
      Zinc, mg 1 0.68 5
      Manganese, mcg 15 10.1 75
      Copper, mcg 75 51 370
      Iodine, mcg 15 10.1 75
      Selenium, mcg 2.8 1.89 13.9
      Sodium, mg 40 27 200
      Potassium, mg 130 88 650
      Chloride, mg 80 54 400
  • Nutrient Facts
    • Nutrient Density 20 Calories/fl oz
      Protein (% Calories) 10
      Whey:Casein Ratio 60:40
      Fat (% Calories) 48
      Carbohydrate (% Calories) 42
      Potential Renal Solute Load (mOsm/100 Calories)10 26
      Potential Renal Solute Load (mOsm/100 mL)10 17.8
      Osmolality (mOsm/kg water) 230
      Osmolarity (mOsm/L) 210
      Lactose-Free No
  • Product Form
    • Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions® Gentlease® is available in powder.

      Item #: 146107
      Description: Powder
      Unit Size: 21 oz can
      Cal./Unit: 2960
      Prod. Yield / Unit (fl oz): 148
      Case: 4 cans per case
      Reimbursement Code: 00087-146142

  • Composition
    • Ingredients: Corn syrup solids, partially hydrolyzed nonfat milk and whey protein concentrate solids (soy), vegetable oil (palm olein, coconut, soy and high oleic sunflower oils), calcium phosphate and less than 2%: Mortierella alpina oil, Crypthecodinium cohnii oil, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3, vitamin E acetate, vitamin K1, thiamin hydrochloride, riboflavin, vitamin B6 hydrochloride, vitamin B12, niacinamide, folic acid, calcium pantothenate, biotin, ascorbic acid, choline chloride, inositol, calcium chloride, magnesium phosphate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, cupric sulfate, potassium chloride, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, sodium citrate, taurine, L-carnitine.

      † A source of arachidonic acid (ARA). ‡ A source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

  • Potential Allergens
    • Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease contains milk and soy.

  • Preparation of Feedings
    • The baby’s health depends on carefully following the instructions below. Use only as directed by a medical professional. Proper hygiene, preparation, dilution, use and storage are important when preparing infant formula. Powdered infant formulas are not sterile and should not be fed to premature infants or infants who might have immune problems unless directed and supervised by a doctor. Discuss with parents which formula is appropriate for the baby.

      Discuss with parents whether they need to use cooled, boiled water for mixing and whether they need to boil clean utensils, bottles and nipples in water before use.

      WARNING: Do not use a microwave oven to warm formula. Serious burns may result.

      Refer to the product label for the most accurate information.

      POWDER

      Failure to follow these instructions could result in severe harm. Once prepared, infant formula can spoil quickly. Either feed immediately or cover and store in refrigerator at 35–40°F (2–4°C) for no longer than 24 hours. Do not use prepared formula if it is unrefrigerated for more than a total of 2 hours. Do not freeze prepared formula. After feeding begins, use formula within 1 hour or discard.

      1. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before preparing formula.
      2. Pour desired amount of water into bottle. Add powder.
      3. Cap bottle and SHAKE WELL.

      Use the charts below for correct amounts of water and powder. Use scoop in tub or can to measure powder. Store DRY scoop in lid holder in tub or in can.

      Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions® Gentlease®

      To Make Water Powder Weight
      6 fl oz bottle 6 fl oz 3 unpacked level scoops 27 g
      8 fl oz bottle 8 fl oz 4 unpacked level scoops 36 g

      ¶ Each scoop adds about 0.2 fl oz to the amount of prepared formula.

  • Product Characteristics
    • Fat

      The fat content in Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease is 48% of total Calories. The fat blend consists of approximately:

      • 44% palm olein oil

      • 19.5% soy oil

      • 19.5% coconut oil

      • 14.5% high oleic sunflower oil

      • 2.5% single-cell oil blend rich in DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid)

      DHA and ARA

      Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease has DHA and ARA, two nutrients that are building blocks for a toddler’s brain and eyes. The level of DHA in Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease is the same as Enfamil Gentlease infant formula and similar to levels specified by expert groups12-14.

      Protein

      The protein content in Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease is approximately 10% of total calories. Nonfat milk and whey protein concentrate are the sources of protein. The proteins in Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease are partially hydrolyzed or broken down. The hydrolysate conforms to specific physical, chemical and microbiological standards, which are specified by Mead Johnson and designed to ensure safety and delivery of labeled nutrients in the products.

      Carbohydrate

      The carbohydrate content in Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease is approximately 42% of total Calories. The carbohydrate in Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease is ~75% corn syrup solids and ~25% lactose.

      The corn syrup solids we put in our toddler drinks do not contribute to a sweet taste. Corn syrup solids provide energy for the body, are hypoallergenic and are readily digestible. The corn syrup solids used in our toddler drinks help result in a milk drink with a well-tolerated carbohydrate, and taste similar to milk which should not contribute to obesity when the recommended amount is consumed (16 fl oz per day) as part of a healthy diet.

      Corn syrup solids are readily digested and well tolerated by children whose ability to digest other carbohydrates, such as lactose, is impaired. The production of corn syrup solids includes filtration and purification procedures that remove protein, the allergenic component of corn; therefore, corn syrup solids are considered hypoallergenic.

      Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease is not recommended for patients with galactosemia.

      Vitamins and Minerals

      Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease (3 fl oz serving) 100 Cal Roles of Nutrients
      Vitamins
      Vitamin A, IU 480 300 Helps keep vision healthy and also helps growth and immune function
      Vitamin D, IU 96 60 Helps strengthen bones and teeth and helps in neuromuscular activity
      Vitamin E, mg alpha-tocopherol 1.44 0.9 An antioxidant that helps the immune system
      Vitamin K, mug 14.4 9 An antioxidant that helps the immune system
      Thiamin (Vitamin B1), mcg 128 80 Participates in functioning of nervous system and muscle coordination
      Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) mug 220 140 Helps energy metabolism
      Vitamin B6, mcg 96 60 Contributes to protein formation
      Vitamin B12, mug 0.48 0.3 Participates in energy production
      Niacin, mcg 1600 1000 Participates in energy metabolism
      Folic acid, mug 26 16 Helps functioning of nervous system
      Pantothenic acid, mug 800 500 Participates in formation of body energy
      Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), mg 19.2 12 An antioxidant that helps the immune system
      Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease (3 fl oz serving) 100 Cal Roles of Nutrients
      Minerals
      Calcium, mg 310 195 Strengthens bones and teeth and participates in muscle function
      Phosphorus, mg 210 130 Participates in growth of muscle tissue, bones and teeth
      Magnesium, mg 12.8 8 Helps formation of tissues and muscle contraction
      Iron, mg 3.2 2 Helps blood carry oxygen to the body
      Zinc, mg 1.6 1 Participates in immune response and healing of wounds
      Manganese, mug 24 15 Helps support metabolism
      Copper, mug 120 75 Participates in several body functions
      Selenium 4.5 2.8 Participates in several body functions
      Sodium, mg 64 40 Helps nerve function
      Potassium, mg 210 130 Participates in muscle and nerve function

      Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease has calcium and vitamin D, vitamin E, iron and zinc, along with vitamin C.

      Calcium and Phosphorus Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease provides 195 mg of calcium/100 Calories, 130 mg of phosphorus/100 Calories and has a calcium:phosphorus ratio of about 1.50:1.

      Iron

      Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease provides 13.5 mg iron/L, or 2 mg iron/100 Calories. Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease provides a convenient source of iron for toddlers over 9 months of age who are transitioning from breast milk or infant formula.

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      2. Birch EE, Hoffman DR, Uauy RD, et al. Visual acuity and the essentiality of docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid in the diet of term infants. Pediatr Res. 1998;44:201-209.

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      4. Birch EE, Hoffman DR, Castañeda YS, et al. A randomized controlled trial of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation of formula in term infants after weaning at 6 wk of age. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002;75:570-580.

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