Milk powder and nutritional content (part 1)

If you have been looking for information about formula milk babies, you’ll see not much information. Do not worry, so almost everywhere. Policy countries discourage companies boost milk formula products for babies (by advertising or promotions) caused by forms of marketing can create a tremendous impact on health programs community health as well as consumer awareness. It is the demand for information on this issue is very much – even the health professionals seeking information and counseling to nutritional supplements for the baby.

Due to the importance of taking care of the baby, the baby’s parents need information and support when necessary formula. World Health Organization stipulates the marketing of breast milk substitutes are always outlined the benefits of breastfeeding, not mentioned disadvantages, and always available information relevant for the selection.

We can consider some issues parents encounter when using infant formula. The formula milk as milk for premature babies or babies hospitalized will not be discussed due to dependency and feeding need special care.

Who decides?

The formula manufacturers must comply with the provisions relating to a variety of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Protein (to the limit allowed) and derived protein (soy, milk, rice, etc. …).
  • Energy and fat (to within permissible limits).
  • Some type and quantity of vitamins, minerals and ingredients are believed to have biological activities such as fish oil and probiotics such.
  • Clear information about the dosage and mixing.
  • The maximum concentration of aluminum.
  • Old baby, depending on the type of milk.
  • Size letters on the label milk.
  • Powdered sugar levels.
  • The rate of essential fats (LA and ALA).
  • The ratio of omega six / omega 3 (EPA and DHA).

Vitamins and minerals are usually defined as the maximum concentration of vitamin C and B vitamins, minerals, although some indirect control over the proportion of vitamins and minerals. Furthermore, the content of amino acid and protein is controlled to avoid overloading the baby’s kidneys, because protein molecules are usually large and heavyweight. And of course, the additives must also follow strict rules.

Also, the proposal also recommended complying mixing instructions. Maybe you did not notice, but almost always box formula recommends “Breastmilk is best for babies. Before you decide to use this product, you should consult your doctor. “The composition of milk is required to be declared clear and strict control. You will also be surprised to know some things that companies are not allowed to take up dairy milk labeled as:

Using the word “breast milk varieties.”

This statement is consistent milk for all babies.

There are many other provisions that show you the formula is very strict regulations as it relates to health and nutrition for baby.

What’s the formula?

Common varieties formula milk, which consists mainly of nitrogen components are two types of casein (possibly frozen from cheese) and whey (water section after removing casein). Therefore, the formula may have much or more whey caseins; common ones are dominant milk whey. Other types can be made from soy or goat milk combined soy, whey and casein do not contain.

Currently, there are more than 20 different formulas for multiple ages of full-term newborns (neonatal, infant 2-6 months, etc. ….). Choosing the right type of formula appropriate for the baby is the difficult task of parents. The ingredient statement on Vietnam, as well as the function super optimal nutrition for the development of the baby, can make you extremely confused.

You can refer to the type of formula to a simpler look on the different types of milk.

Baby formula and milk allergies

Status of intolerance is often confused with food allergy. Two very different types and needs are understood properly. For example, common food intolerance does not involve the immune response of the body, so cannot be called allergies. Status Common intolerance includes lactose intolerance, intolerance naturally occurring substances in foods such as salicylates or reaction with preservatives, colorings, and additives. Symptoms of these reactions may occur alone or in combination, depending on the severity of each child and the dose.

Meanwhile, food allergy involves an immune response to a protein in food somehow. When allergies occur, the body will react to proteins in foods such as foreign body penetration; make secrete substances such as histamine, antibodies, and other immune substances. The allergic response so there is always the presence of antibodies produced by the immune system, causing the signs and symptoms are not always obvious.

Recommendation reduction or prevention of allergy and intolerance in food quality

All women are advised to breastfeed for six months. When starting complementary feeding, your baby cans hydrolysate formula (HF). There are two types of HF: partially hydrolyzed milk can be bought easily in shops and fully hydrolyzed milk need a prescription to buy new.