Early life nutrition
Early life solutions and applications
We’re here to help at every stage of bringing your early life nutrition product to market. Not only do we offer around 95% of all the ingredients needed for high-quality infant and young child formula, but we’re also always innovating to bring new benefits to consumers. Discover solutions and applications for early life nutrition that appeal to babies, young children and mums, too.
Our Essential® base powder and Vana-Sana™ nutritional oil powder ranges deliver a complete fat blend along with proteins, carbohydrates and essential nutrients, providing an ideal basis or addition to infant and young child formulas manufactured by dry-blending. Our Essential® range is produced from fresh milk derived from our member dairy farmers, while our Vana-Sana™ powders are a collection of encapsulated nutritional oils.
Micro-encapsulated nutritional oils
Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) such as DHA (omega-3) and ARA (omega-6) appeal to infant milk formula brands due to their benefits for the brain and immune system in early life
Hadley, K. B., Ryan, A. S., Forsyth, S., Gautier, S., & Salem, N. (2016). The essentiality of arachidonic acid in infant development. In Nutrients. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu8040216
Innis, S. M. (2007). Dietary (n-3) fatty acids and brain development. In Journal of Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/137.4.855
Richard, C., Lewis, E. D., & Field, C. J. (2016). Evidence for the essentiality of arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acid in the postnatal maternal and infant diet for the development of the infant’s immune system early in life. In Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0660
Lapillonne, A., Pastor, N., Zhuang, W., & Scalabrin, D. M. F. (2014). Infants fed formula with added long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids have reduced incidence of respiratory illnesses and diarrhea during the first year of life. BMC Pediatrics. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-14-168
. We offer micro-encapsulated powders containing these important nutritional oils, making it easy to add them to your final formula.
Nutritional support for mum
Just like her child, a mother has different nutritional needs at each stage of her journey—whether she’s trying to conceive, carrying and raising an infant, or returning to work. Discover how our ingredients can help mums maintain and support their own and their baby’s health.
FrieslandCampina Ingredients is proud to have spent over 75 years developing innovative, science-backed ingredients that early life nutrition brands can rely on. Find out more about the passionate experts in our labs and factories, our member farmers, and the technologies we use to bring industry-leading solutions to customers, together with our partners.
Our quality standards
Expertise is only possible with a deep commitment to providing quality at every stage. Discover how we track and measure quality across our ingredients, processes and facilities via our FoQus standards. Beyond quality control, we’re proud to be part of FrieslandCampina’s sustainability programme, ‘Nourishing a better planet’. By encompassing sustainable farming and sustainable operations, it not only supports our own progress, but that of our customers, too.
Early Life Nutrition
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FrieslandCampina Ingredients is proud to play a global leadership role in the infant milk formula industry, backed by over 75 years of experience in ingredients manufacturing and research in early life nutrition. We never stop bringing the future forward through innovation-get in touch for more exclusive insights into our solutions and applications for early life nutrition.
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