Cow and goat's milk are not suitable for feeding infants up to a year of life, although earlier they were fed by the children. Therefore, to feed children from the first months of life, experts recommend using only adapted to the children's body of the mixture.
It is customary to distinguish children's mixtures according to the following types:
- Adapted. Such mixtures are prepared using the latest technology, so their composition is the closest to the mother's milk. Nevertheless, adherents of breastfeeding pay attention to the fact that in the adapted mixtures, the activation of antibodies inherent in mother's milk is completely absent. They help the growing body to form immunity.
- Mixtures are divided into standard and specialized. Concerning the specialized, this type of food should be approved and appointed only by the district pediatrician, since its use may be advisable in the event that the baby has a number of problems. Such mixtures recommend children allergic and suffering to atopic dermatitis and diathesis. They are prescribed for premature infants as a source of nutrition, for babies with a small body weight, lactose deficiency, intolerance to cow protein, etc. The basis of the specialized mixtures is goat milk or soy protein. Almost all standard mixtures are made from cow's milk and are recommended for absolutely healthy children.
- Distinguish between fresh and acidophilic mixtures. Acidophilic is the same fermented milk product enriched with probiotics and prebiotics. They are easily digested and do not cause negative reactions in the body of a young child. Such feeding suits the baby from the second week of life, until this moment the newborn child is recommended to feed fresh mixtures. They do not cause fermentation in the digestive tract, so the newborn will not be disturbed by frequent regurgitation and unstable stools.
If earlier when choosing a mixture parents could not make a choice without feelings, because we have such a stereotype that the more expensive, the better, now this problem has disappeared by itself, because now all the mixtures are the same quality, and prices fluctuate only because of that , that one brand is more untwisted than the other.
When choosing a mixture for your baby, you must take into account his age. Each bank of the mixture must be marked, at what age this mixture can be given to the child. The fact is that the older the child, the less saturated should be the mixture chosen for him.
Although there are some statements that the mixture is similar in its qualities, it also happens that the child simply does not tolerate a particular product, that is why, having bought a new mixture, it is necessary to closely monitor the behavior of the child, the condition of his skin, an allergy and of course pay attention to all the changes in the stool of the child.
If you have a question about which mixture to choose for a child, first of all you should contact a district pediatrician who will tell you in detail about all kinds of mixtures, and based on information about the health of the child, he will advise you on which product to pay attention first.