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Table 3 Key summary points

From: Systematic review of the impact of feed protein type and degree of hydrolysis on gastric emptying in children

1. Breast milk empties the stomach faster than whole protein infant formula.
2. Predominant whole casein feeds empty slower when compared to predominant whey feeds in children with CP and GOR.
3. Differences in GE data exists between healthy children and those with underlying conditions.
4. Whole versus hydrolysed protein may affect children differently depending on their underlying diagnosis and age.
5. No data exists on the GE of extensively hydrolysed casein versus partially hydrolysed casein formulas.
6. Studies utilise a variety of different feeds, with varying compositions in different populations, it is therefore not possible the draw firm conclusions on GE for all children in regard to feed protein type and hydrolysis.