Project aims to replicate mothers’ breast milk
The Beijing government has begun a project to develop baby formula that will closely resemble Chinese women’s breast milk.
Zhang Xiaohua, an official with the Beijing Science and Technology Commission, confirmed that the project has started. It has a budget of more than 10 million yuan ($1.6 million), according to the budget plan released by the commission.
The project will study the ingredients and active constituents of the breast milk of Chinese mothers and set up a breast milk database for developing the formula.
But “the nutrition in baby formula can never reach the level of breast milk”, said Chen Lijun, deputy general manager of Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co, which is working on the project with other research institutes.
“We can only try our best to make it similar to breast milk,” Chen told Beijing Youth Daily.
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