High Potassium Foods – Infant Foods Table

Although multiple studies have focused on the value of a high potassium foods diet for adults, infants and babies can also benefit from high potassium foods. The Institute of Medicine recommends that infants eat 400 mg of potassium and 120 mg of sodium a day. It would take just 10 to 20 oz of formula to reach that goal. All the foods in this table have a better than 3 to 1 ratio of potassium to sodium, the ratio recommended by the Institute of Medicine.

Breast milk is usually felt to be the best and most nutritious food for the neonate. However, not all infants can take breast milk. For those who cannot, there are infant formulas that can satisfy almost all if not all of the desirable nutritional needs of the infant.

This is the first of several articles on infant and baby foods that are high in potassium. There are many prepared infant and baby foods that satisfy the potassium to sodium ratio. This is in contrast to most prepared adult food which is usually loaded with sodium.

The weights all are grams except for the potassium and sodium, which are milligrams. The calories, protein, total fat, carbohydrate, sugar, potassium and sodium values given are for 100 grams of food.

K is potassium. Na is sodium.

Except for the potassium to sodium ratio and the amount of potassium per serving (which we calculated), the source of data is: 

USDA National Nutrient Database Standard Reference – Release 22

 

Food

Serving Wt

Serving Size

Calories

Protein

Total Fat

Carb'drt 

Sugar

Potassium

Sodium

Ratio K:Na

K per Serving

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START SUPREME, with iron, ready-to-feed

30.5

1 fl oz

66

1.45

3.37

7.39

5

71

18

3.9

22

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START SUPREME, with iron, liquid concentrate, not reconstituted

31.4

1 fl oz

127

2.79

6.5

14.2

9.7

137

34

4

43

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START SUPREME, with iron, powder

8.7

1 scoop

509

11.3

26.1

57.32

39.3

553

138

4

48

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, with iron, ready-to-feed

30.5

1 fl oz

63

1.38

3.5

7.18

7.18

71

18

3.9

22

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, with iron, liquid concentrate, not reconstituted

31.4

1 fl oz

128

2.68

7.31

13.96

13.96

138

35

3.9

43

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, with iron, powder

8.3

1 scoop

520

10.8

27

56.2

56

560

139

4

46

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, LIPIL, with iron, powder, with ARA and DHA

8.5

1 scoop

511

10.8

27

56.2

56

560

139

4

48

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, LIPIL, with iron, liquid concentrate, with ARA and DHA

31.34

1 fl oz

131

2.76

6.96

14.34

14

142

35

4.1

45

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL LIPIL, with iron, ready-to-feed, with ARA and DHA

106

1 serving, 100 ml

63

1.38

3.5

6.45

7.18

71

18

3.9

75

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, PROSOBEE, with iron, ready-to-feed

106

1 Serving, 100 ml

63

1.64

3.5

6.11

6.11

79

23

3.4

84

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, PROSOBEE, with iron, liquid concentrate, not reconstituted

30.75

1 fl oz

131

3.19

7.13

13.58

13.58

153

45

3.4

47

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, PROSOBEE, with iron, powder, not reconstituted

8.8

1 scoop

510

12.5

27

54.3

53

600

180

3.3

53

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, LACTOFREE LIPIL, with iron, powder, with ARA and DHA

8.5

1 scoop

521

10.9

28

56.3

54.77

570

156

3.7

48

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, LACTOFREE, LIPIL, with iron, liquid concentrate, not reconstituted, with ARA and DHA

31.34

1 fl oz

132

2.68

7.11

14.42

13.96

140

38

3.7

44

Infant formula, ABBOTT NUTRITION, SIMILAC, with iron, ready-to-feed, (formerly ROSS)

30.4

1 fl oz

65

1.36

3.55

6.92

6.9

69

16

4.3

21

Infant formula, ABBOTT NUTRITION, SIMILAC, with iron, liquid concentrate, not reconstituted, (formerly ROSS)

31.4

1 fl oz

127

2.64

6.89

13.76

13.76

134

31

4.3

42

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, PROSOBEE LIPIL, with iron, powder, not reconstituted, with ARA and DHA

8.8

1 scoop

510

12.5

27

53

53

600

171

3.5

53

Infant formula, ABBOTT NUTRITION, SIMILAC, with iron, powder, not reconstituted, (formerly ROSS)

8.5

1 scoop

522

10.89

28.87

54.73

54.73

552

126

4.4

47

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, PROSOBEE LIPIL, with iron, ready to feed, with ARA and DHA

106

1 serving, 100 ml

64

1.64

3.5

6.11

6.11

79

23

3.4

84

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, LACTOFREE, with iron, powder, not reconstituted

8.5

1 scoop

521

10.85

28

56.35

57

580

156

3.7

49

Infant formula, MEAD JOHNSON, ENFAMIL, LACTOFREE, with iron, liquid concentrate, not reconstituted

30.4

1 fl oz

130

2.68

6.79

14.42

13.96

140

38

3.7

43

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START 2 ESSENTIALS, with iron, ready-to-feed

30.5

1 fl oz

65

1.7

2.7

8.54

6.19

88

25

3.5

27

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START 2 ESSENTIALS, with iron, liquid concentrate, not reconstituted

31.9

1 fl oz

125

3.25

5.13

16.5

11.9

169

49

3.4

54

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START 2 ESSENTIALS, with iron, powder

9.4

1 scoop

471

12.2

19.3

62.23

44.3

636

184

3.5

60

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START ESSENTIALS SOY, with iron, ready-to-feed

30.5

1 fl oz

65

1.63

3.3

7.17

5.69

75

23

3.3

23

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START ESSENTIALS, soy, with iron, liquid concentrate, not reconstituted

31.4

1 fl oz

128

3.2

6.5

14.1

11.2

146

46

3.2

46

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START ESSENTIALS SOY, with iron, powder

4.3

1 scoop

502

12.5

25.5

55.7

44.38

581

180

3.2

25

Infant formula, ABBOTT NUTRITION, SIMILAC, ADVANCE, with iron, ready-to-feed, (formerly ROSS)

30.4

1 fl oz

66

1.36

3.7

6.92

6.9

69

16

4.3

21

Infant formula, ABBOTT NUTRITION, SIMILAC, ADVANCE, with iron, powder, not reconstituted, (formerly ROSS)

8.5

1 scoop

522

10.89

28.87

54.73

54.73

552

126

4.4

47

Infant formula, ABBOTT NUTRITION, SIMILAC, ADVANCE, with iron, liquid concentrate, not reconstituted, (formerly ROSS)

31.4

1 fl oz

127

2.64

6.89

13.52

13.52

134

31

4.3

42

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START SUPREME, with iron, DHA and ARA, ready-to-feed

30.5

1 fl oz

66

1.45

3.37

7.39

5

71

18

3.9

22

Infant formula, NESTLE, GOOD START SUPREME, with iron, DHA and ARA, prepared from liquid concentrate

31.4

1 fl oz

66

1.45

3.37

7.39

5

71

18

3.9

22