Category - Baby food
Infant formula — a substitute for breast milk, produced on an industrial basis with appropriate standards to meet the normal nutritional needs of infants aged up to 4-6 months and adapted to their physiological characteristics.
Infant formula may also be prepared at home, and in this case it is called “a mix of homemade,”.
Types of baby food:
- dry mix with the instructions how much water to add (in powder form);
- liquid concentrate that is diluted with water in half
- ready-to-eat liquid formula, which can be directly poured in the bottle.
Infant formulas can be divided into two types: dairy and dairy-free.
Milk infant formulas based on cow or goat milk are considered to be adapted, that is, from their composition eliminated animal proteins that are hard to digest infants. Prepared baby food for infants based on cow’s milk can overload the immature digestive system of the child in the digestion of animal proteins that can adversely affect health. So, if you can’t breast feeding, pediatricians recommend the use of baby food adapted infant formula.
Dairy-free infant formulas are designed specifically for children with intolerance to casein (cow milk protein). Dairy-free infant formulas contain the same nutrients as regular adapted mixture, with the exception of whey. It is replaced by an alternative component is soy protein which has high nutritional value, low allergenic and easily digested by immature digestive system of the child.
Milk infant formulas used in infant feeding as a Supplement to a regular adapted mixture for the prevention of constipation, or as the main type of infant formula if your child is having ongoing problems with constipation.
Children’s preventive and curative mixtures used in the formula for the correction and treatment of various disorders in the development of infants.
Infant formulas (especially of preventive and curative) can be applied only on doctor’s prescription.