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What misunderstandings about milk powder do you have

Posted on: November 12, 2019, by Samantha

Introduction: How to choose milk powder for babies seems to have become a compulsory course for all mothers. In all the groups of parenting exchanges, "milk powder" is always one of the hottest topics. So, about baby's milk powder, do you have any cognitive misunderstandings?

Myth 1: Eating milk powder will make the baby get inflamed.

There is a popular saying that "milk powder feeding is easy to get inflamed", the main Symptom is a dry stool, halitosis breath and so on. The baby's inflammation is not caused by certain milk powder. The growth and development of the baby is a process of constantly exploring and accepting new things, including new foods. In this process, various symptoms may occur. People tend to attribute these symptoms to what they eat or what they don't eat. For example, dry stool, in fact, breastfed babies may also cause the baby to excrete dry stool. And some parents, when brewing milk powder, intentionally or unintentionally add less water, think that this can give children "more nutrition", but do not know that this may be the cause of constipation, and often be attributed to "milk powder cause inflamed".

For example, children begin to add supplementary foods. In the process of trying new foods, allergies and intolerance are more easily encountered. For children who are fed formula milk powder at the same time, the discomfort of trying new foods is often attributed to the "inflammation on milk powder".

How to solve the problem of fire?
1. Correctly adjust the proportion of the milk powder and water, remember not to be too thick, each can of milk powder has the recommended proportion of water and milk powder. If the brewed milk is too thick, it will increase the burden of intestine and kidney of infants, lead to digestive disorders, cause constipation and inflammation; if the brewed milk is too thin, infants are prone to nutritional deficiency, leading the baby is thin and weak. Before brewing, we should read the instructions carefully to see the best brewing water temperature of milk powder, and then brew strictly according to the temperature indicated on the instructions.

milk powder
milk powder

2. For babies prone to dry stool or constipation, it is recommended that feed them the milk powder with OPO, probiotics, compound probiotics formula or milk powder with a higher proportion of whey protein should be added as far as possible.

3. In the process of adding supplementary food, it must be added according to the principle of "from thin to thick, from simple to complex, from less to more". When adding new food, it must try a little first, and then add another one after the baby fully adapts to the food.

4. Guarantee the baby's daily water intake, make sure the baby appropriately drinking water between meals, add vegetables and fruits according to the baby's age, ensure the intake of dietary fiber, if necessary, an appropriate supplement of probiotics to regulate.

Myth 2: Foreign milk powder is better than domestic ones.

Many parents feel that the standard of milk powder from abroad is higher than that from home, so they usually buy it online. In fact, in recent years, the standard of infant formula milk powder in our country is getting stricter and higher. We have been constantly improving the relevant laws and regulations and regulatory systems to strengthen the supervision of food safety. Since the change from quarterly sampling to monthly sampling in 2016, "monthly sampling, monthly opening" has raised the quality and safety of infant formula milk powder to an unprecedented height.

Through timely and effective supervision and control, the quality of domestic milk powder has been steadily improved. According to the State Administration of Food and Drug Administration, "The qualified rate of infant formula milk powder sampling in 2017 is 99.70%. The quality and safety of infant formula milk powder are at the best level in history. At present, the qualified rate of all bulk foods is the highest, and it is quality and safety indicators and nutritional indicators are equal to the international level." According to industry experts, the quality standards of milk powder in China are completely comparable to those of European and American countries.

milk powder
milk powder

It is worth to concern that in 2018, the Ningbo Free Trade Zone (Export Processing Zone) Branch of the Ningbo Market Supervision and Administration issued the "Ningbo Free Trade Zone Cross-Border E-Commerce Complaints Report Analysis Report (2014-2017)" pointed out that the top five complaints were milk powder (including milk), food (except milk powder), wet urine, health products, and chemical products. Cosmetics. Among them, the largest number of complaints about milk powder was 189, accounting for 24.5%. Complaints mainly focused on quality, packaging, authenticity, advertising and other aspects, and milk powder from Germany, Britain and the Netherlands was the most complained.

So here, I have to say that when choosing milk powder for babies, we must choose products that meet our national standards and regularly buy them. Haitao should be cautious!

Myth 3: Cheap goods are not good, expensive goods are better.

When some parents choose milk powder for their children, the pricing of milk powder is the standard. As soon as they enter the store, they ask, "Which milk powder is the most expensive?" In short, only choose the expensive one, not the one for the baby, suitable is the best.

So how to judge whether a milk powder is suitable for babies?
First, on the premise of ensuring the quality of the product, the baby eats this milk powder, daily milk volume is normal, sleep is normal, the stool is normal, monthly height, weight growth is normal, then this milk powder is suitable for the baby.

Myth 4: Good milk powder is the fragrance.

"Good milk powder is fragrant," heard around a lot of mothers issued similar sighs. Sounds right, but is the more fragrant milk powder really good? The answer is No.

The milk powder may contain "vanillin, ethyl vanillin, vanilla bean extract" and other spices, although these three spices are allowed to be added to infant food in a limited amount in China (0-6 months formula milk powder is not allowed to be added), But Xiaobian suggested that when we buy milk powder for our baby, we should try to choose the formula that does not add flavors and flavors and white sugar. Because the 0-1-year-old baby's taste and smell development are not yet mature, too stimulating taste and too strong taste may affect the development of the baby's taste and smell, which will lead to the baby's later challenge. Food preference, overweight taste, and other conditions.

Pure milk powder smells light frankincense, light but not rich tastes refreshing, fine powder, will slightly stick to the teeth and the tip of the tongue, there is slightly sweet food, rather than adding sugar or sweetener sweetness.

Myth 5: Milk powder is easy to dissolve, which is of good quality.

Many times, parents will pursue soluble milk powder, which is one of the characteristics of good milk powder from milk markets. Solubility mainly reflects the degree of milk powder recovery into milk, which is a physical phenomenon, and can not represent the quality of milk powder, because many factors are affecting the solubility of milk powder, such as water temperature, shaking strength, milk powder production technology, etc. For example, organic milk powder, from the process and nutritional safety requirements are very stringent, but its solubility is not ideal, even much worse than non-organic milk powder. Therefore, it is not objective to judge the quality of milk powder unilaterally from its solubility.

milk bottle
milk bottle

Of course, if a milk powder has many abnormal phenomena, such as poor solubility, stratification of the solution, uneven color of the powder, hard lump and peculiar smell, it must be the quality problem.

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