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Choosing milk powder

Choosing milk powder

It is always very difficult to choose the best baby feeding method.

Before buying milk powder, we need to think about the state of the milk (already prepared, concentrated or powdered), the proteins it contains (cow's milk is the best choice in this regard) and the ingredients that they have contain.
The three types of milk have the following advantages and disadvantages:

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Benefits

  • It does not require preparation efforts and you can give it to the baby immediately;
  • It is hygienic (especially if the water you have is not quality);
  • It is sterile and helps babies who have had a low birth weight or do not have good immunity.
  • Disadvantages

  • It costs 25% more than powdered milk;
  • It must be used within 48 hours of opening.
  • Concentrated

    Benefits

  • It is cheaper than concentrated milk;
  • It's easier to prepare than powdered milk.
  • Disadvantages

  • You must mix milk and water in equal quantities;
  • It is more expensive than powdered milk.
  • Powder

    Benefits

  • It is the most economical choice;
  • Can be used one month after opening the box.
  • Disadvantages

  • The preparation time is higher than in the case of the above variants.
  • Dairy milk based on cow's milk is easier to digest because the protein in cow's milk is modified to make digestion easier. If the baby does not tolerate milk powder based on cow's milk or if he has colic you can try soy milk powder which also contains a protein that aids digestion.

    If you do not tolerate lactose (natural milk sugar), your doctor may recommend a powdered milk that does not contain this ingredient.

    If the baby has allergies or does not absorb the nutrients properly, you can feed him with hydrolyzed milk that breaks down the protein into smaller parts, facilitating digestion. Powdered milk for babies born prematurely or underweight contains more protein and calories as well as fat which is more easily absorbed.

    If the baby suffers from a disease that requires special nutrition, the metabolic powder milk can be used. There are 6 main ingredients of milk powder: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. The types of milk powder differ in terms of the carbohydrates or proteins they contain.

    Doctors recommend that healthy infants who are not breastfed receive up to 1 year of age iron-based milk powder to avoid iron deficiency anemia.
    You should never add other ingredients in milk without the doctor's recommendation as this could affect the health of the baby. The type of powdered milk used must be established by the doctor and should not be changed except with its approval.

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