For stages 1 and 2, we have slightly reduced the levels of ARA, while maintaining an appropriate ARA:DHA ratio.
For stages 3 and 4, we have reduced the protein level, to help toddlers avoid overconsumption of protein. Research suggests lower protein intake at young ages might diminish the later risk of overweight and obesity.1
We have also adjusted some of the vitamins and minerals in stage 4 formulation to better reflect the needs of a child at that age; in-particular an increase in iron and zinc to meet the increased needs of the older child.3
1Ivakhnenko O et al. Polish Paediatrics 2013; 88: 398-404 3Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand [Internet]. Canberra; National Health and Medical Research Council; [cited 2023 Feb 2] www.eatforhealth.gov.au/nutrient-reference-values/nutrient