Phenolic excretion was measured in five infants fed variations of common infant formulas. The main difference in the formulas was in substitution of Dextri-Maltose for part of the lactose in one feeding mixture. The nitrogen content was the same in type and quantity. Nitrogen retention was greater in the infants fed the lactose-containing formula. The infants tended to excrete more phenols during feeding of the formula containing Dextri-Maltose than during feeding periods on the formula containing lactose as the sole carbohydrate. Excretion of phenolic acids was much greater in the infants fed the formula containing Dextri-Maltose. The nature and significance of these phenolic acids are unknown. The range of normal phenolic acid excretion for infants is presented.
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- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health