Early Life Nutrition

Specialized Proteins to Promote Infant and Child Development

Starting at birth, infants require essential amino acids and proteins to foster healthy cognitive and physical development as they grow. Parents want to provide their children with the best sources of nutrition to aid development, and our ingredients meet the most stringent safety standards in the industry.

Complete Whey Protein Portfolio

Healthy Development We offer enriched and hydrolyzed protein ingredients for infant formula to contribute to the healthy physical and cognitive development of newborns.
Optimal taste and texture We provide ingredients for toddler foods and beverages with characteristics like heat stability, optimal taste and texture.
Closer to mother's milk Our product portfolio offers a range of proteins for infant formula providing nutrients closer to mother’s milk for immunity, growth, cognitive development and gut health.

Hilmar Protein Ingredients for
Early Life Nutrition



  • 1000 – Beneferrin™



Hilmar uses proprietary technology to concentrate naturally occurring dairy fractions found in wholesome cow’s milk, enabling enrichment for nutritional and functional human benefit.

  • 7500 – Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM)
  • 8800 – Alpha-Lactalbumin Enriched Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)



Our enzymatic hydrolysis processes create “predigested” proteins that human bodies can more readily absorb. The resulting peptides and free amino acids are ideal to improve tolerance in infant formula and digestibility in food, beverages and snacks for toddlers and preschoolers.

  • 8350 – Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH)
  • 8390 – Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH)



We add functional capabilities to our WPC and WPI products to deliver specific benefits, such as optimal taste, texture, heat stability, mouthfeel and extended shelf life.



Our whey protein products that are not further modified provide the building blocks that infants, toddlers and preschool children need to grow healthy and strong.

  • 8000 – Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)