Why do babies need to sleep?
Sleep is a natural activity of the brain, and is especially important during early development, no less important than food, drink or safety. Human infants spend more time in sleep than in wakefulness during the first three years of their life, suggesting that sleep plays a more crucial role during this age period. Sleep directly impacts mental and physical development, and is vital to physical growth, the immune system, brain development, learning, memory, and more.
Because a relaxed, well-fed infant can better get the sleep needed to grow and develop properly, nutrition plays an important role in enabling the comfort a baby requires to sleep well.
INFAT® is a sn-2 palmitate fat ingredient which mimics the composition, structure and benefits of human milk fat. Infant formulas containing INFAT® promote proper digestion, leading to softer stools, less crying, and more sleep – altogether more comfort for the baby.INFAT® improves sleep in infants
A double-blind, randomized controlled study involving 159 healthy term infants compared the sleep duration in the three days before the 6-week and 12-week visits of infants fed with infant formula containing INFAT®, standard formula (the control group), and breast milk. The results showed that the total duration of sleep in the INFAT group was higher compared to that in the control group both during night time, and across 24 hours.
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