Recent Updates of Commercially Available Infant Formulas in Korea

국내 시판 영유아 조제유의 종류 및 적응증의 최신 지견

  • Uhm, Ji Hyun (Department of Pediatrics, Eulji General Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine)
  • 엄지현 (을지대학교 노원 을지병원 소아청소년과)
  • Published : 2008.04.15


Special formulas are those in which one of the basic nutrients (usually the protein and/or carrbohydrate) has been changed to an alternative nutrient that an individual baby may better tolerate. The following are specialized formulas : Soy formulas, hypoallergenic formulas, Lactose free formulas, Premature baby formulas, Low phosphate formulas, Formulas for inborn errors of metabolism. Less is known about the long-term effects of feeding babies these special formulas and each formula has its unique properties and indications. The pediatrician must acquaint themselves with all commercially available infant formulas so as to provide the parent with reliable and unbiased information about them.