Plasma tocopherol levels in term infants fed breast milk or proprietary formulae.
ABSTRACT Plasma tocopherol levels were compared at 2 days and 2 weeks in 27 normal term infants fed breast milk or one of two proprietary formulae. Levels rose from cord values of approximately 0.6 to 1 mg/dl at 2 days and 1.6 mg/dl at 2 weeks. There were no significant differences between the three groups. Current levels of tocopherol supplementation in infant formulae result in plasma levels comparable to those achieved with breast milk in healthy term infants.