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Table 2 Suggested strategies to control protein intake during the first 24 months.

From: "Mi voglio bene": a pediatrician-based randomized controlled trial for the prevention of obesity in Italian preschool children

  Human milk Formula milk Toddler milk Cow milk
0-6 months No limitation Up to 1000 mL/day (at 6 months) with low-protein formula Not allowed Not allowed
6-12 months No limitation Up to 500 mL/day with low-protein formula Not allowed Not allowed
  Meat = 30 g Meat = 30 g   
  Jam = 30 g Jam = 30 g   
  Cheese = 20 g Cheese = 20 g   
  Parmesan = 1 little spoon Parmesan = 1 little spoon   
  Yogurt = 60 g Yogurt = 60 g   
12-24 months No limitation Not allowed Up to 500 mL/day with low-protein formula Up to 300 mL/day
  Meat = 30 g   Meat = 30 g Meat = 30 g
  Jam = 30 g   Jam = 30 g Jam = 30 g
  Cheese = 20 g   Cheese = 20 g Cheese = 20 g
  Parmesan = 1 little spoon   Parmesan = 1 little spoon Parmesan = 1 little spoon
  Yogurt = 60 g   Yogurt = 60 g Yogurt = 60 g