If you can not feed your baby breast-feeding, you have artificial milk to meet their nutritional needs. Know its composition will help you choose the most appropriate.
The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until six months of age. However, there are situations in which the baby can not be breastfed, so it is essential to use the substitute baby milk. If breastfeeding is not possible, consult your pediatrician the best type of formula for your child.
Advances in the knowledge of the composition of breast milk, nutrition, and hygiene in the handling of milk from other species have made it possible to produce breast milk substitutes that allow the development and growth of the baby without risking nutritional status. Initially, the criterion for determining whether or not a formula for infants was ideal, was based on the product is not harmful to the baby’s health.
However, later, and as the products were improved and overall composition is more like breast milk, other criteria as appropriate linear and weight growth of babies were included, and took into account other anthropometric, biochemical and metabolic factors.
Formulas for bottle feeding
Normally, artificial milk for infants is made from cow’s milk or soy products modified industrially. During the process, the amount of nutrients is modified and adjusted to make it look as possible to breast milk.