What are Comfort Proteins®?

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  • GERBER® formulas are made with gentle and high-quality, 100% whey protein.
  • Comfort Proteins are easy for your baby to digest and may also provide protective benefits.
  • Little proteins can make a big difference.

During the first year your baby’s digestive system is still developing, along with the rest of her body. That’s why Gerber makes all of their milk-based formulas using high quality, easy-to-digest whey protein. Gerber takes these gentle whey proteins and breaks them down into even smaller pieces—to become Comfort Proteins.

Did you know?

Atopic Dermatitis (aka eczema) is a chronic skin condition that affects nearly 1 in 5 babies by six months of age. If your baby is not exclusively breastfed, starting her on a formula like GERBER® GOOD START® Gentle may reduce the risk of atopic dermatitis, the most common skin allergy in infants.*

Comfort Proteins® are easy for your baby to digest and may also provide protective benefits. Certain formulas made from 100% whey protein partially hydrolyzed—like milk-based GOOD START® formulas—may reduce the risk of Atopic Dermatitis throughout the first year of life, compared to formulas made with intact cow's milk protein.**

Gerber formulas provide some of the benefits of breastmilk, because:

  • They help support both the digestive and immune system
  • They help make softer stools
  • They empty from the baby’s tummy at a similar rate as breastmilk.

*For healthy infants who are not exclusively breastfed and who have a family history of allergy, feeding 100% whey-protein partially hydrolyzed infant formula from birth up to 4 months of age instead of a formula containing intact cow’s milk proteins may reduce the risk of developing atopic dermatitis throughout the first year of life. The FDA has concluded that the relationship between 100% whey protein partially hydrolyzed infant formulas and the reduced risk of atopic dermatitis is uncertain, because there is little scientific evidence for the relationship.   Partially hydrolyzed formulas should not be fed to infants who are allergic to milk or to infants with existing milk allergy symptoms. If you suspect your baby is already allergic to milk, or if your baby is on a special formula for the treatment of allergy, your baby’s care and feeding choices should be under a doctor’s supervision.
**The scientific evidence is limited and not all babies will benefit. It is important to note that GOOD START formulas should not be fed to infants who are allergic to milk or to infants with existing milk allergy symptoms.