Nutrition Videos

Ferdinand Haschke

Term Infants: How Much Protein is too Much?

Speakers: Ferdinand Haschke

Presented at jENS 3rd Congress of Joint European Neonatal Societies


Nutrition during the first 1000 days of life (i.e. from conception to 2 years) has a long-term effect on health and metabolic outcome. Term infants have lower protein requirements than previously estimated and those who were fed formulas during the past decades received much more protein than breastfed infants. High protein intake can be associated with rapid weight gain during the first 12 months and increased risk of obesity during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. In this presentation, Prof. Ferdinand Haschke discusses new data on programming effect of protein intake in term infants