Inspired by Mom
This timeline illustrates how Enfamil product innovations have advanced infant feeding and how we've made feeding easier and more convenient for parents and babies.
Enfamil Staged Nutrition leads Mead Johnson Nutrition's family of formulas today. With over a century of innovation behind it, Mead Johnson strives to be the world's leading provider of science-based pediatric nutrition products.
We are dedicated to helping provide infants and children with the best start in life.
1905, Jersey City, New Jersey. Our beginnings.
Actually, things started many years earlier, when Edward Mead Johnson, Sr., and his brother James co-founded Johnson and Johnson. E. Mead eventually left the company to focus on a new venture. In 1905, he re-established that business as Mead Johnson & Company.
A subject close to home.
E. Mead was motivated by a desire to make products that would help people lead healthier lives, so infant nutrition was a natural fit. He not only saw the need for high-quality products for babies; he knew as a father how serious feeding difficulties could be. His own son Ted had survived serious feeding problems as an infant.
Creating the first infant formula.
E. Mead learned from the leading pediatrician of his time that the medical profession needed a product that could be more easily tolerated than the homemade and other experimental preparations typically fed to infants when breast milk wasn't available. The physician requested this type of product. After much research, E. Mead and his son Lambert discovered how to manufacture it. After successful clinical testing, Dextri-Maltose® was introduced in 1911. This specialty carbohydrate was later used as an ingredient in nine other Mead Johnson products.
The move to Evansville.
During World War I, the potato starch needed to make Dextri-Maltose
became unavailable. So E. Mead moved his business to Evansville, Indiana,
where corn was readily available as an alternate carbohydrate source.
Today, Evansville is Mead Johnson's global operations center and U.S.
Over the years, Mead Johnson has produced an impressive array of infant formula, vitamin and specialty nutritional innovations including Enfamil®, our leading product today. Introduced in 1959, Enfamil has undergone several significant formulations - each one designed to bring it nutritionally closer to breast milk.
Every baby deserves the best start in life.
One baby out of 1,000 is born each year with a serious digestive disease or metabolic disorder. Mead Johnson is committed to helping give these extraordinary children the best start in life.
The company works with these “One-in-a-Million Kids” and their pediatricians to make special formulas for rare metabolic disorders such as maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), phenylketonuria (PKU) and tyrosinemia.
»Meet Some of Our One-in-a-Million Kids and Read Their Inspiring Stories
A world leader in nutrition.
Since its beginnings more than 100 years ago, Mead Johnson has grown from the ideas of one man into a global company with more than 70 products in over 50 countries.