Have you been experienced that dizzied by a wide variety of Formula Milk Powder when entering the supermarkets in USA??Vitamin D, DHA and Dual Prebiotic, what the meaning of these are, what the functions of adding these ingredients are? Do you need the Wikipedia to translate the unfamiliar vocabulary, Nutramigen, Gentlease, and etc? In order to save the time and minds of moms, we offer this self-explanatory article that?introduce Formula Milk Powders in detail. This artical will be divided into 3 parts, here is part I. (I will add the other two parts link when finish it)
Formula Milk Powder Brand: Enfanmil
Intro: Brain development, Good health to eyesight, wild variety formulations to?meet different problems.
Milk sources: United States and New Zealand
Ages: Newborn (0-3 Months), Infant (0-12 Months), Toddler (9-18 Months) and Older Toddler (1-3 years old)
Enfanmil is a domestic famous brand milk powder in both United States and the whole world. They have many products. Enfanmil Formula Milk Powder produced for 0-3 years old are divided into four stages according to the need of nutrition?at different growth stages. There are some special formula against gas, baby vomit?and Lactose-intolerant and so on. All formula milk powders contain nutrients features: DHA, ARA, and Dual Prebiotic.
Ingredient Features :?DHA, ARA, and Dual Prebiotic
DHA and ARA are polyunsaturated fatty acids. It is very important for the development of early childhood. DHA is also called "brain gold". As the formula feeding infants are too young to effectively use of other fatty acids into DHA and ARA, adding DHA and ARA in the milk powder can help infants the organs development, such as the brain, retina and etc.
Dual Prebiotics: It helps to improve the growth of beneficial bacteria of the gastrointestinal and strong the baby's immune system.
Basic Enfamil formula milk powder:
The nutrient composition of breast milk could?be adjusted to adapt to the different needs from the?infants at different stage. Enfanmil gets the inspiration from this. The formula milk powder has four stages and they are follows: Newborn (0-3 Months), Infant (0-12 Months), Toddler (9-18 Months) and Older Toddler (1-3 years old).
It contains DHA and choline, both are the important nutrients to support brain development. These will help to improve concentration, memory and problem-solving skills and other aspects of development.
Enfanmil simulates the ratio of whey protein and casein in nature breast milk for the milk?whey protein and casein in the formula milk powder. This would make baby easy to digest. Tailor-made amount of vitamin D?(slightly higher than the Infant version) ensure that babies can absorb the enough amount?to meet intake the expert recommended daily.
Dual Prebiotics is a natural protection,?help the baby to build the immune defense system.
The important component of Infant Formula Milk Powder is almost the?same as the Newborn Formula Milk Powder. The Vitamin D and linolenic acid are slightly lower than Newborn Formula.
It is designed for breastfeeding babies but meet the problem of insufficient breast milk. It has the partially hydrolyzed milk protein formula and does not contain lactose. It make baby digest easier. Vitamin D, Calcium and Phosphorus are a little higher than Enfamil Infant Baby Formula Milk Powder.
This engfagrwo toddler formula milk powder is prepare for about?1 year old baby at turning point, the formula is significantly increased more calcium and phosphorus than Enfamil Infant Baby Formula Milk Powder to promote bone growth.
This formula is designed for over 1 year old of the toddler. Because the child?at this age will be basically feed?with solid food, this formulation reduce some of the vitamins minerals. Meanwhile, it have two tastes to meet different child's request, the natural taste and the vanilla taste.
Specially formula milk powder to meet feeding problems:
Compared with the basic formula milk powder, this Enfamil Gentlease Baby formula milk powder use corn syrup?to replace?lactose. It uses the skimmed milk and partially hydrolyzed whey soy protein. All these makes it easier to digest, and can ease your baby's fussiness, gas and crying in just 24 hours.
The Enfamil?Reguline Infant Formula?is?designed to help support baby's digestive health and promote the baby defecate unobstructed. This formula includes dual prebiotic which is?beneficially to the growth of probiotics in the digestive system. And just like the ?Enfamil Gentlease Baby formula milk powder, it also uses partially hydrolyzed protein which would be easier to digest.
Clinically,?Enfamil A.R. Baby Formula can reduce baby vomits over 50%. Baby vomits is a persistent problem in the feeding. The traditional solution is to add rice cereal to milk, but this will change the formula of nutrient. This Anti-vomit?milk formula adds the rice starch. The milk after adding water?will be thicker than regular formula, but still keep a balance nutrition.
Enfamil ProSobee Baby Formula uses soy protein to replace?milk protein.??And it is a Milk-free, dairy-free and lactose-free formula milk powder. It is appropriate for families with dietary concerns like lactose sensitivity or for families who follow vegetarian or Kosher diets. It could?reduce fussiness and gas sometimes caused by milk-based formulas.
Nutramigen Baby Formula is a depth hydrolyzed formula milk, which designed for the baby having protein allergy. The main ingredients?is corn syrup and supplemented with?vegetable oil and milk casein hydrolyzate extracted from milk. The depth hydrolyzed formula milk can usually control the symptoms of colic?caused by cow's milk protein allergy within 48 hours.
According to the nutrients list of this Nutramigen Baby Formula, the major nutrients doesn't have?significant difference between depth hydrolyzed formula and basic formula. Theoretically, the baby who has milk allergic can be feed with Enfamil ProSobee Baby Formula?or Nutramigen Baby Formula. The main difference between these both is that the former contains soy protein, and the latter contains animal protein (casein) hydrolyzate. But if the baby is allergic to bot the milk and soy, it would be better to choose the latter one Nutramigen Baby Formula.
Nutramigen with Enflora LGG add Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG (one kind of probiotic) compared to the above?Nutramigen Baby Formula. LGG bacteria helps to strengthen the digestive system and relieve allergies status.
Formulations for special nutritional needs
The Enfamil EnfaCare Baby Formula is designed for babies?who were born prematurely or with low birth weight. It would be used during their first year of life after leaving the hospital. This Enfacare formula is kind of basic formula contains higher calories (22 cal/oz) and additional vitamins and minerals, can?ensure premature infants would?catch up with the progress of the growth of full-term infants. Generally, it recommended to use?12 months.
Compared to Enfamil EnfaCare Baby Formula, this Enfamil Premature with Iron formula is designed in?liquid. This could be used immediately without adding water. Besides, this formula has more?the DHA and vitamin D than EnfaCare. There are two versions: 24 calories and 30 calories .
The Enfamil Pregestimil Lipil Hypoallergenic Infant Formula is?designed for baby who has fat absorption difficult problem. This formula contains 55% medium chain triglyceride (MCT oil) ?which is more easily absorbed by babies with some gastrointestinal problems. This formula is ?hypoallergenic, lactose-free?and iron fortified.
PurAmino Hypoallergenic Amino Acid Based Formula is an iron-fortified, hypoallergenic, amino acid-based infant formula. It is for the dietary management of infants and toddlers who have both cows milk protein and?soy proteins allergic.?This formula?replaces protein with amino acid, which could avoid protein allergy problem.