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What are Lactoferrin and MFGM?

What are Lactoferrin and MFGM?

Lactoferrin and MFGM are found in breast milk and they provide important immune, respiratory and cognitive development support for newborns during the first weeks of life.


What is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is an important protein found in breast milk that helps support digestive health. In fact, high levels of Lactoferrin are found in colostrum, the very early breast milk that provides important immune support for newborns during the first weeks of life. It is also found in mature breast milk.

What does Lactoferrin do?

While dietary lactoferrin is digested and available to act throughout the body, some dietary lactoferrin can act in the gut to help reduce the incidence of bacterial infection, possibly by stopping the growth of bacteria by depriving them of iron which is an essential nutrient for their growth. Clinical studies have shown this protein's ability to support immune health for infants and toddlers.


What is MFGM?

MFGM (Milk Fat Globule Membrane) is found in every drop of breast milk and helps support your baby’s cognitive development. Specifically, MFGM is a naturally occurring membrane that surrounds the fat droplets in breast milk. Research has shown that MFGM plays an important role in brain structure and function.

What does MFGM do?

Emerging evidence from a recent clinical study showed MFGM in formula supports cognitive development similar to breast milk.* In fact, infants who were fed a formula that had MFGM from 2 months of age until 6 months showed improvements in a measure of cognitive development when they were tested at 12 months, compared to babies who were fed a formula without MFGM.**

Lactoferrin and MFGM in Enfamil Formulas

Lactoferrin and MFGM have been added as ingredients to Enfamil® Enspire™ in amounts that are within the range found in mature breast milk. The combination of lactoferrin and MFGM has been associated with fewer digestive and respiratory issues.&

Enspire is the only formula brand with both immune-supporting lactoferrin and cognition-supporting MFGM added as ingredients. Enfamil NeuroPro also has MFGM to foster cognitive development.

Learn more about Enfamil NeuroPro and Enfamil Enspire and how they can help to support your little one’s immune system and cognitive development.

*As measured by Bayley-III cognitive score at 12 months in a different formula with MFGM added as an ingredient.

**Formula used in the study was not an Enfamil formula

In amounts supported by clinical research.

& As indicated by episodes of diarrhea, respiratory infections, and cough at 12 months in a formula with MFGM and lactoferrin added as ingredients as compared with a standard formula without these ingredients

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