The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.
Some parents choose to give their >1-year-old toddler formula milk for a variety of reasons. No matter the reasons, all mothers want the best for their kids. Two of the main concerns are typically quality and nutrition. This article helps to provide clarity as well as addresses other perceptions surrounding formula milk.
Here are some formula milk facts versus myths that every parent should be made aware of.
Fact: Most premium milk brands are manufactured in Southeast Asia. That's right – you read that correctly. The fact is – it is a false perception that many Asians parents have. But what does it matter where the manufacturing is done?
This is where it is important for parents to understand the difference between a single manufacturing process versus a double manufacturing process.
As single manufacturing process is when the source of milk comes directly from cows in one country, like Holland, and is transported straight from farms to factories in the same country at the right temperature to be processed into formula before being packaged and sold to consumers.
A double manufacturing process is when the source of milk is sourced from a farm that brands do not own -- most likely a farm in Europe, Australia. New Zealand. This means that's the cows are reared in farms overseas and the milk extracted from these cows are processed into powder before it comes to Southeast Asia for brands to add in their own formulations.
This forces the powdered milk to be put through multiple heat treatments that might end up compromising nutrient quality.
Fact: quality is the number one criterion. cited by mums when choosing formula milk. So, what good does quality milk look like? Most mums believe that the more DHA the better. However, as the saying goes, the gut is the second brain. And so, it is important for milk formula to be gut-friendly. As easy-to-digest milk formula will essentially support better abortion of key nutrients.
Look for milk that preserves 90%+ of natural nutrients for east digestion.
Fact: Sure, formula feeding is relatively easy. All you have to do is measure out the right amount of water and mix thoroughly.
But when you are encountered with a stressful situation, like trying to placate a hungry child while trying to prepare their milk, you wish the milk would just make itself!
Thankfully, the great design behind Friso Gold® Step 3 exhibits exactly what good packaging design should entail. First of all, you only need one hand to open the can due to the unique protection lid that offers airtight protection to preserve the freshness of the milk powder.
Secondly, the cleverly designed package is thoughtful towards parents because it holds the scoop right at the very top on the can – which means you never have to dig through the can ever again just to get that scoop out.
Thirdly, with a scoop guide, your child gets the right amount of recommended nutrients with every feed to support his or her right growth and development.
Fact: There are many factors that go into choosing formula milk that it isn’t as simple as just picking one off the shelf.
Part of giving your best as a parent is knowing where your child’s milk is from as well as how it is made. When you look at your child's formula milk label and identify the country it was manufactured in, you should be able to tell immediately if it had gone through a single or double manufacturing process.
Friso Gold® provides natural goodness of milk starting from the source, thus ensuring the whole process of "Grass to Glass" and freshness of formula milk is preserved through their unique protection lid packaging.
Undoubtedly, when mums take the time to understand the manufacturing process behind formula milk and take the right steps in choosing a formula milk for their child, they are truly giving their best.
Friso Gold® Step 3 is specially formulated with LocNutri™ technology, which uses only mild heat treatment during the milk manufacturing process to preserves 90%+ of natural nutrient for easy digestion, so more nutrients goodness can be absorbed.
This way, your child will naturally have stronger insides so that he or she can experience more with you – which is ultimately whatever parent wants.