All mothers want to give their babies the best start in life, preferably with breast milk. When breastfeeding is not an option, choosing the best infant formula is key for healthy growth and development. Fats are an essential nutrient for the baby. While mother’s milk fat contains only 3-4% fat, it makes up 50% of a baby’s energy intake.
Bunge Loders Croklaan is a market leader in infant nutrition. Our fats and oils are essential components for creating infant milk formula products that offer the highest levels of nutrition, safety and quality. Our XtraCare range provides a complete portfolio of oils and custom blends for regular infant milk formula. Our Betapol portfolio is the ideal choice of fat for infant formula because it mimics the fat composition and unique OPO fat structure that is naturally present in mother’s milk.
Over 30 years ago we invented OPO, bringing infant formula closer to nature. In 2019 we revolutionized the market again with Betapol Plus, the next generation OPO. It is designed to match mothers’ milk fat more closely, by combining the benefits of OPO with the highest OPO/SN-2 palmitate levels available on the market.
In 2021 we launched Betapol Select, the premium infant lipid solution that closely mimics the natural OPO-OPL balance in Chinese mother’s milk fat.