Definition of Fat requirements, infant
Fat requirements, infant: Fat in human milk provides 30%-35% of the total daily caloric needs for a growing infant.
Some formulas contain "predigested" fats known as medium chain triglycerides (MCT). These are analogous to the "predigested proteins." Because of their unique application, formulas containing MCT are not routinely recommended for healthy infants and children.
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
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