Healthy Baby Formula
Feeding children of different ages is an important and complex problem of modern pediatrics and nutritiology, which is attracting increasing attention of scientists and practitioners.
Today, the proven programmed nature of early childhood nutrition affects their physical and psychomotor development and further state of health. The nature of feeding is an important factor in the formation and implementation of the immune response, allergies, food tolerance, genetic potential and functional development of the child.
Nutritional mismatch can be an important cause of protein-energy deficiency, immune disorders, various allergic and autoimmune reactions. Under the influence of nutrition, the structure of cell membranes and receptors changes, the microbiocenosis of the digestive system is formed, the intellect and memory develop, the central nervous system improves, and osteogenesis is formed. There is a scientific assumption that life expectancy itself depends on the duration of breastfeeding and the adequacy of the child’s further nutrition.
Breast milk is the healthiest thing a mother can give her baby. Even the best adapted formula cannot compete in benefits with breast milk. That is why it is desirable that the mother wants and strives to keep breastfeeding at least for the first 6 months of the baby’s life, even if combined with complementary formula.
If it so happens that you cannot breastfeed your baby, do not be nervous about it, many children have grown up quite healthy and without mother’s milk, eating formula. The most important thing is to choose the right formula, as well as to follow all the recommendations of your pediatrician on artificial feeding and monitor the baby’s condition.
Types Of Baby Milk Formula
There are universal formulas that are suitable for children without digestive peculiarities and perceptions. The pediatrician will help you choose them individually and give you recommendations on the introduction of complementary foods.
There are also specialized mixes in the assortment:
- with the effect of antireflux, when the baby regurgitates too often after eating (for example, HiPP Anti-Reflux);
- hypoallergenic, if the baby has appropriate reactions to certain food ingredients;
- lactose-free – for food intolerance to lactose and the like;
- also artificial food for children based on soy milk (in the presence of reactions to protein of animal origin).
Protein-based mixtures made from goat’s milk are more easily digested by the child’s body. Schematically, the process looks like this: the milk product enters the stomach, where the vegetable proteins of the milk are converted. And only after this begins the process of digestion of nutrients.
Cheesy substance of goat’s milk is more delicate and lush than that of cow’s milk, and it is easier for the baby’s body to cope with it. It is also believed that goat’s milk-based formula (like Holle goat milk formula) almost does not cause bloating or copious regurgitation.
How To Understand That Baby Formula Is Right For Your Baby
It is easy to tell if artificial nutrition is right for your baby. With the right formula, the baby will like the feeding process and will actively suckle from the bottle. If the food is digested well, the baby sleeps the required amount of time for his age, showing no signs of anxiety. No skin reactions are manifested, the frequency of stools is normal, without unpleasant odors. In addition, an excellent indicator of proper selection of the milk formula is a stable weight gain by the newborn.
So, for your baby to eat right and grow up healthy, pay attention to the composition of the product, trust the advice of your pediatrician and be attentive to the signals that your little body is giving you. Do not miss the first symptoms, and this will help you to avoid more serious negative consequences, and feeding will bring only pleasure to you and your baby.