ByHeart for Medical Professionals

We’re dedicated to improving the entire industry, end to end. And that starts with our work to advance infant nutrition itself.

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Did you know...

We conducted our own clinical trial.

We built our recipe from scratch with a team of global breast milk and nutrition science experts. Our formula was so novel it required a clinical trial to compare it to another formula (we also added a breast milk reference group—because breast milk is our blueprint). Our 311 baby trial makes us the first new brand on the market to be supported by our own clinical research!

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We Let Our Data Do The Talking

Closer Than Ever Before

Breast milk is the most natural and most functional first food for baby. That’s why we created our formula to be the only clinically proven, easy-to-digest infant formula with all-in-one benefits AND certified cleanest ingredients.*

*Based on Clean Label Project, Purity Award certification.

We’re the only infant formula in
the US to…

...be easy-to-digest with no corn syrup, no maltodextrin, and no soy.

...use whole milk—breast milk doesn’t skim fats and neither do we.

...include a patented, breakthrough protein blend that gets closer to breast milk than anyone else.

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Meet the Experts Behind Our Formula

Our Scientific Advisory Board

Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD

Professor and Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health; Director of the Personalized Nutrition InitiativeUniversity of Illinois

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Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD

Dr. Sharon Donovan received her PhD in Nutrition at the University of California at Davis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a Professor and Melissa M.Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Research in Dr. Donovan’s lab focuses on optimizing intestinal and cognitive development of neonates, development of the gut microbiome and health outcomes, and prevention of childhood obesity and picky eating in children.

Dr. Donovan has ~ 200 peer-reviewed publications and receives grant support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), foundations and the food and pharmaceutical industry. She served as President of the American Society for Nutrition for 2011-2012 and currently serves as the President of the International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) for 2018-2020.

J. Bruce German, PhD

Distinguished Professor Food Science and Technology; Director Foods for Health InstituteUniversity of California, Davis

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J. Bruce German, PhD

Bruce German received his PhD from Cornell University, joined the faculty at the University of California, Davis in 1988 and is currently Director of the Foods for Health Institute and professor, at University of California, Davis. The goal of our research is to build the knowledge necessary to improve human health through diet. The model we use is lactation, the product of millennia of constant Darwinian selective pressure to produce a complete diet to nourish, sustain and promote healthy infants to be healthier, happier and active humans.

Bo Lönnerdal,
PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Nutrition and Internal MedicineUniversity of California, Davis

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Bo Lönnerdal,
PhD

Dr. Bo Lönnerdal has an active research program in pediatric nutrition at University of California, Davis, where he has mentored a large number of students and visiting scientists from all over the world. Dr. Lönnerdal’s research has focused on bioactive components in breast milk, the effect of breast milk on the recipient infant and mechanisms underlying the protection against infection. He has done substantial research on infant formulas and performed clinical studies on breast-fed and formula-fed infants. His research also includes the micronutrients iron and zinc: how they are secreted into milk and how they are utilized from breast milk and formula by the infant. He has extensive collaborative projects in China, Peru and Sweden.

He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in biochemistry from University of Uppsala in Sweden, and has been Professor of Nutrition at UCD since 1980. Dr. Lönnerdal has published more than 700 scientific articles, book chapters and books and is currently a member of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) and the International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML). He is on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals and has served on several Expert Panels for the WHO.

Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD

Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics; Founding Director Nutrition Research InstituteUniversity of North Carolina

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Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD

Dr. Zeisel is the Kenan Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Zeisel earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1975, was a resident in pediatrics at Yale University from 1975–1977 and earned his PhD in nutrition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980. Dr. Zeisel is the Director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute and Director of the UNC Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (one of 12 centers of excellence funded by the US NIH), North Carolina. Dr. Zeisel and his research team focus on the essential nutrient choline which is especially important during pregnancy and lactation, as choline is critical for brain and eye development. Dr. Zeisel has authored more than 380 scientific publications.

Catherine J. Field, PhD, RD

Professor of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences University of Alberta

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Catherine J. Field, PhD, RD

Catherine Field is a Nutrition professor in the Department of Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta. Her research program centers on the effect of nutrition on the immune system. Current research includes establishing the role of polyunsaturated fats on immune development, the use of fatty acids in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer and identifying the association between nutritional status and maternal mental health and infant neurophysical development. She has published more than 260 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Field received the McCalla and Killam Professorships from the University of Alberta and the Earl Willard McHenry Award for Leadership in Nutrition from the Canadian Nutrition Society. Dr. Field is Past-President of the American Society for Nutrition, is a member of the CIHR advisory board for INMD and an Associate Editor for Advances in Nutrition.

Devon Kuehn, MD

Chief Medical Officer, ByHeart

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Devon Kuehn, MD

As a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist, Devon believes that early nutrition is the foundation for lifelong health. She oversees clinical development, medical affairs, and pharmacovigilance at ByHeart, and is excited to empower both medical and parental communities with greater clarity around infant nutrition and the science behind ByHeart’s products.

Devon joined ByHeart from Paidion Research, the only dedicated pediatric clinical research organization in the US, where she served as the Chief Medical Officer and was the medical monitor on numerous clinical trials. A majority of Devon’s academic career was at East Carolina University, where she built a research program for the Department of Pediatrics. Devon’s completed her medical training while serving in the US military. She earned her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University and completed her pediatric residency and neonatal fellowship training at Walter Reed.

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Help us advance science

We’re continuing to study nutrition in infants.

We're committed to understanding all of the long-term benefits of our formula.

We want to continue to evolve our science and investigate early nutrition biomarkers for long-term outcomes—and we would love your help. We’re currently accepting new participants to our long-term study on babies’ health. Let us tell you more!

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