How To Choose A Baby Formula For A Baby

New born babies cannot do without breast milk in the first six months. It contains all the necessary food components that fully meet the needs of the child and are necessary for his healthy and harmonious development.

However, for medical reasons, some parents are forced to choose artificial feeding. The objective of Valio is to offer infant milk formulations adapted to each stage of a baby’s development and as close as possible to breast milk.

How to choose a baby formula for a newborn? What types of infant formula are found in stores? About what mixture is best to choose for a child and by what criteria to determine it, read in our article in order to avoid giving your child an allergy milk (นม ภูมิแพ้, which is the term in Thai).

What You Need To Pay Attention To When Choosing A Baby Formula

  • Individual features of your child’s development. For example, you should evaluate the degree of intolerance to the milk mixture. Some babies may experience abdominal pain, allergic reactions, or diathesis. Therefore, questions related to the nutrition of the child should be discussed with the pediatrician.
  • Gradual adaptation to the new mixture. As a rule, it occurs within 3-6 days and depends on the daily norm of the mixture and the number of feedings per day of your baby. Do not “jump” from one mixture to another every 2-3 days.
  • Age of the child. Dry adapted infant milk formula No. 1 – from 0 to 6 months, No. 2 – from 6 to 12 months and dry milk drink “Baby milk” – for the nutrition of children over 12 months.
  • The composition of the mixture. Mandatory presence of vitamins and minerals, prebiotic GOS (galactooligosaccharides) to maintain a healthy digestive system. Lutein, which affects the formation of a child’s vision. The absence of palm oil contributes to the formation of soft stools and reduces the incidence of colic and regurgitation.
  • Shelf life. As a rule, manufacturers recommend opening the opened container for 2-3 weeks. The prepared milk mixture must be used within an hour. After 60 minutes, the remaining milk should be discarded.

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By Finn

Finn Oliver Edwards: Finn, a pediatric nurse, shares child health tips, parenting advice, and preventive measures for common childhood illnesses.