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Question: What is the recommended daily fiber intake?


Infants: The amount recommended is controversial. On one hand, fiber is not
recommended in large amounts (foods containing 3+ grams per serving),
because of the need for a high-calorie, nutrient-dense diet for adequate
intake and growth. However, a recent study by Ross Laboratories
suggested that caloric intake was not compromised in infants 6-20 weeks
of age by the addition of 9.1 grams of fiber/L of formula.
Children: Age plus 5 grams per day (beginning at age 2- age 18)
Adults: 20-35 grams per day

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