• Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions® Gentlease®

Enfagrow® Toddler Transitions® Gentlease®

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • Indication
    • Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease is nutrition tailored for toddlers 9 months and up who are transitioning from formula or breast milk. 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—even after they outgrow infant formula.

      Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease can be helpful in situations where Enfamil® Gentlease® was used in infancy1 and sensitivity appears to continue for toddlers aged 9 to 18 months. Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease contains an easy-to-digest protein blend with a whey to casein ratio of 60:40 that has been partially broken down. It also has 50% the lactose of a routine, milk-based infant and toddler formula.

      Enfagrow Toddler Transitions Gentlease is a nutritious alternative to whole milk for toddlers. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), iron-fortified infant formula should be used if breastfeeding is not chosen, is discontinued during the first year or if a supplement to breast milk is desired2. Cow's milk is not recommended before a child's first birthday.

  • Product Features
      • Nutritionally complete infant and toddler formula for older infants under 1 year of age

      • Similar to Enfamil 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 with a reduced level of lactose* designed for toddlers with fussiness or gas

      • Includes our blend of DHA and ARA, nutrients also found in breast milk, that supports brain and eye development3-10

      • Includes iron to support mental development

      • Has antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, to help support toddlers' developing immune systems

      • Includes calcium and vitamin D to support bone development

      • Includes other key nutrients like zinc that are important for toddler development

      • No artificial sweeteners

      • No artificial flavoring

      Fatty Acid Nutrients

      • DHA - 17 mg

      • ARA - 34 mg

      • Linoleic Acid - 860 mg

      • Linolenic Acid - 80 mg

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

      † Per 100 Calories.

  • Nutrients
    • (Normal Dilution) Per 100 Calories (5 fl oz) Per 100 grams Powder (500 Cal)
      Protein, g 2.6 12.9
      Fat, g 5.3 26
      Linoleic acid, mg 860 4300
      Carbohydrate, g 10.5 52
      Water, g 133 2.4
      (Normal Dilution) Per 100 Calories (5 fl oz) Per 100 grams Powder (500 Cal)
      Vitamins/Other Nutrients
      Vitamin A, IU 300 1490
      Vitamin D, IU 60 300
      Vitamin E, IU 2 9.9
      Vitamin K, mcg 9 45
      Thiamin (Vitamin B1), mcg 80 400
      Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), mcg 140 700
      Vitamin B6, mcg 60 300
      Vitamin B12, mcg 0.3 1.49
      Niacin, mcg 1000 5000
      Folic acid (Folacin), mcg 16 80
      Pantothenic acid, mcg 5000 2500
      Bitin, mcg 3 14.9
      Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), mg 12 60
      Cholin, mg 24 119
      Inositol, mg 6 30
      (Normal Dilution) Per 100 Calories (5 fl oz) Per 100 grams Powder (500 Cal)
      Minerals
      Calcium, mg 195 970
      Phosphorus. mg 130 650
      Magnesium, mg 8 40
      Iron, mg 2 9.9
      Zinc, mg 1 5
      Manganese, mcg 15 75
      Copper, mcg 75 370
      Iodine, mcg 15 75
      Selenium, mcg 2.8 13.9
      Sodium, mg 40 200
      Potassium, mg 130 650
      Chloride, mg 80 400

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

  • Nutrient Facts
    • Nutrient Density 20 Calories/fl oz
      Protein (% Calories) 10
      Fat (% Calories) 48
      Carbohydrate (% Calories) 42
      Potential Renal Solute Load (mOsm/100 Calories)11 26
      Potential Renal Solute Load (mOsm/100 mL)11 17.8
      Osmolality (mOsm/kg water) 230
      Osmolarity (mOsm/L) 210
      Lactose-Free No
      Galactose-Free No

      Not recommended for patients with galactosemia.

  • 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: Powder: 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, thiamine 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 these instructions. Proper hygiene, preparation, dilution, use and storage are important when preparing formula. Powdered formulas are not sterile and should not be fed to infants who might have immune problems unless directed and supervised by a doctor.

      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.

      Powder

      1. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before preparing formula.

      2. Pour desired amount of water into bottle or cup. Add powder.

      3. Cap bottle or cup and SHAKE WELL.

      Use the following chart for correct amounts of water and powder. Use the scoop in the can to measure powder. Store DRY scoop in can.

      To Make Water Powder Weight
      6 fl oz 6 fl oz 3 unpacked level scoops 27 g
      8 fl oz 8 fl oz 4 unpacked level scoops 36 g
      1 quart 28.5 fl oz 1 level household measuring cup plus 3 level tablespoons of unpacked powder 129 g

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

      Failure to follow these instructions could result in severe harm. Once prepared, formula can spoil quickly. Either feed immediately or cover and store in the 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.

      Powder Storage (cans)

      Store cans at room temperature. After opening can, keep tightly covered, store in dry area and use the contents within 1 month. Do not freeze powder, and avoid excessive heat. Use by date on bottom of can.

      CAUTION

      Use by date on bottom of can.

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

  • 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.

  • References
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      2. American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Nutrition. Iron fortification of infant formulas. Pediatrics. 1999;104:119-123.

      3. 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.

      4. Birch EE, Garfield S, Hoffman DR, et al. A randomized controlled trial of early dietary supply of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and mental development in term infants. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2000;42:174-181.

      5. 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.

      6. Hoffman DR, Birch EE, Castañeda YS, et al. Maturation of visual and mental function in 18-month old infants receiving dietary long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) [abstract]. FASEB J. 2003;17:A727-A728. Abstract 445.1.

      7. Hoffman DR, Birch EE, Castañeda YS, et al. Visual function in breast-fed term infants weaned to formula with or without long-chain polyunsaturates at 4 to 6 months: a randomized clinical trial. J Pediatr. 2003;142:669-677.

      8. Hoffman DR, Birch EE, Birch DG, et al. Impact of early dietary intake and blood lipid composition of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on later visual development. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000;31:540-553.

      9. Birch EE, Castañeda YS, Wheaton DH, et al. Visual maturation of term infants fed long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid-supplemented or control formula for 12 mo. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;81:871-879.

      10. Morale SE, Hoffman DR, Castañeda YS, et al. Duration of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids availability in the diet and visual acuity. Early Hum Dev. 2005;81:197-203.

      11. Fomon SJ, Ziegler EE. Renal solute load and potential renal solute load in infancy. J Pediatr. 1999;134:11-14.

      12. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Fats and fatty acids in human nutrition. Report of an expert consultation. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome 2010. FAO Food and Nutrition Paper. 2010;91:55-60.

      13. AFSSA. Opinion of the French Food Safety Agency on the update of French population reference intakes (ANCs) for fatty acids. Request no.2006-SA-0359. March 2010.

      14. EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition, and Allergies (NDA). Scientific opinion on dietary reference values for fats, including saturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, and cholesterol. EFSA Journal. 2010;8(3):1461.