When you create an infant formula, scientists are trying to get as close to the quality of breast milk. All that part of the mix (vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, fats) passes rigorous tests and evaluations in order to maximize match the quality of breast milk, as needed to supply a child under one year. Many are based on a mixture of cow's milk, but it contains fat, which differ from the fat in breast milk. Because most Manufacturers are developing a mixture based on vegetable oils such as palm, soybean, coconut, corn, sunflower, etc. Quarter of mother's milk – palmitic acid. Palm oil – source of palmitic acid in infant formula.
The problem is that the palmitic acid oil palm forms insoluble compounds in the children's body, and absorbed much worse, palmitic acid breast milk. Therefore, children fed on artificial mixtures loses calcium and fats needed for normal development. Studies of infants suggest that infant formula with palm oil negatively affect the child's body: lower bone mineralization and cause digestive problems. Children were divided into two groups (with and without palm oil), and the quality of the diet did not differ, except for fat. In the first stage research results were the same, but after three months of mineral substances of bone tissue in children fed formula with palm oil, was lower. After six months the differences were even more pronounced. Studies show that babies fed infant formula without palm oil, such as "Nan fermented milk", "Similac," there was a regular chair. But in children fed formula with palm oil, Colic and regurgitation were more common. Infant formulas based on vegetable oils, not containing sunflower oil are optimal for the child's nutrition. But only if enough of palmitic acids, as well as the maximum similarity with the properties of human milk.