Nutribén® A.E.1 DIGEST

Nutribén® A.E.1 DIGEST is a first infant formula qthat due to its balanced composition and similarity to breast milk, helps reduce constipation symptoms yas it causes softer stools in babies.
This first infant formula meets the nutritional needs of babies from newborn to 6 months.

The main differentiating element of this formula is that it contains oil that is rich in palmitic acid in beta-position of the triglyceride (45%) that reduces the formation of calcium soaps, which are the main cause of constipation in babies. It also provides the following benefits:

  • Improves absorption of fats, achieving a better use of energy. 1-2
  • Improves absorption of divalent metals such as calcium and magnesium.2
  • Softer stools.3
  • Reduces the formation of calcium soaps, thus decreasing constipation.3-4
  • Improves intestinal microbiota, making it similar to the microbiota of breastfed babies.5-6
  • PHelps reduce intestinal inflammatory processes.7

Provides dietary fibre (galacto-oligosaccharides) that:8

  • Helps stimulate growth of bifidobacteria that are found in the colon.
  • Reduces constipation due to its fibre effect.
  • Strengthens the immune system.

It contains nucleotides and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids that improve intestinal development, reduce diarrhoea and encourage cognitive development, visual acuity and maturation of the central nervous system.9-15

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Dosage table

This table is based on average requirements, and may only be varied if indicated by your doctor.

Levelled scoops*
Boiled water (ml.)
Feeds per day
Age: 0 to 2 weeks
Age: 2 to 8 weeks
Age: 2 to 3 months
Age: 3 to 6 months
Age: 6 months and onwards

*One levelled scoop is equal to approximately 4.3 g.


IMPORTANT: Breast milk is the best milk for your baby. This product is recommended when breastfeeding is not possible or insufficient. You should follow your competent healthcare professional’s advice.

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  2. 2. Carnielli VP, Luijendijk IHT, Van Goudoever JB, Sulkers EJ, Boerlage AA, Degenhart HJ, et al. Structural position and amount of palmitic acid in infant formulas: effects on fat, fatty acid, and mineral balance. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 1996; 23: 553-60
  3. 3. Kennedy K, Fewtrell MS, Morley R, Abbott R, Quilan PT, Wells JCK, et al. Doubleblind, randomized trial of a synthetic triacylglycerol in formula fed-term infants:effects on stool biochemistry, stool characteristics, and bone mineralization. Am JClin Nutr 1999; 70: 920-7
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  8. 8. Supplementations of milk formula with galacto-oligosaccharides improve intestinal micro-flora and fermentation in term infant. Ben Xiao-Ming, Zhou Xiao-yu, Zhao Wei-hua, Yu Wen-liang, Pan Wei, Xhang Wei-li, Wu Sheng-mei, Christien M. Van Beusekom and Anne Schaafsma. Chinese Medical Journal, Vol 117 (6); 927-931. 2004
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