Meiji has conducted “Breast Milk Science” to make each and every component of our powdered formula as close to breast milk as possible and ensure the same sound growth as breastfed infants. So far, we’ve analyzed the breast milk of over 4,000 mothers in our Breast Milk Study and have also researched the growth of over 200,000 babies over the course of 40 years in our Growth Study.
Since 1972, we’ve directly asked the mothers of over 200,000 babies for the weight, height, and frequency of illness of their babies in 12 studies conducted over the span of 40 years. With its roots in “listening” to babies, Meiji powdered formula aims to achieve the same growth as breastfed babies.
*The Growth Study has confirmed that the individual amounts of proteins, fats, etc. as well as the total nutritional composition of Meiji Hohoemi is sufficient.
In 1979 and from 1998 to 1999, we had over 4,000 mothers across Japan provide us with breast milk, from which we gleaned valuable information, starting with the basics, such as protein and calorie concentration. Using this precious information learned from breast milk, we were able to make Meiji Hohoemi even closer to the real thing.