If the baby is bottle-fed, you need to be very responsible in choosing the adapted mixture. Because the quality of your baby depends on its quality.
In order not to be mistaken, it is better to consult a pediatrician who can advise the mixture, taking into account the health of the crumbs.
Manufacturers of baby food for many years trying to develop a mixture, which in composition will approach breast milk. But to achieve this has not happened yet. Indeed, in breast milk the content of all the necessary nutrients is perfectly balanced and it is very difficult to make an analog.
Initially, the mixtures were made from cow’s milk powder. But with the development of technology began to produce a mixture that in its composition adapted to breast milk.
There are various types of infant formula, which you can read about in the article Choosing baby food. Let’s take a closer look at their composition.
What is included in the infant formula
Whey protein and casein – the main proteins of cow or goat milk. They are the main building material for the child’s body and the catalyst for many biochemical processes. Moreover, in mixtures for children up to 6 months, whey proteins predominate, and after casein.
Taurine – free amino acid, which is necessary for the full development of the central nervous system and the baby’s sight.
Lactose (milk sugar) – is of great importance in the nutrition of children under one year old. It promotes better absorption of iron and calcium, which are necessary for the body. It improves digestion, creates favorable conditions for the development of microflora, provides the children’s body with energy.
Dextrin maltose – natural carbohydrate, which promotes the growth of bifidobacteria in the intestine.
Linoleic acid – fatty acid, which is necessary for the formation of the brain and retina. It is part of the sunflower, coconut, soybean and corn oil.
Probiotics – strains of microorganisms that stimulate the growth and reproduction of beneficial intestinal microflora, thereby increasing the protective properties of the body in a child. They also suppress harmful microflora.
Prebiotic Fibers – regulate the work of the digestive system, also contribute to the development of beneficial microflora and increase immunity.
Gum and starch – part of the mixtures for children who often regurgitate. They thicken the contents of the stomach.
There are a number of conclusions about the dangers of detergent cosmetics. Unfortunately, not all newly-made moms listen to them. In 97% of baby shampoos, the dangerous substance Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or its analogues is used. Many articles have been written about the effects of this chemistry on the health of both children and adults. At the request of our readers, we tested the most popular brands. The results were disappointing – the most publicized companies showed the presence of those most dangerous components. In order not to violate the legal rights of manufacturers, we cannot name specific brands.
The company Mulsan Cosmetic, the only one who passed all the tests, successfully received 10 points out of 10 (see). Each product is made from natural ingredients, completely safe and hypoallergenic.
If you doubt the naturalness of your cosmetics, check the expiration date, it should not exceed 10 months. Come carefully to the choice of cosmetics, it is important for you and your child.
Also in the infant formula are: zinc, manganese, copper, iodine and selenium, which are necessary for the normal development of the baby. Depending on the purpose of the mixture or the age of the child, they are enriched with vitamins and trace elements. Moreover, their content in the mixture is higher than in milk, since they are absorbed worse from the mixture.