Nobody objects of utility and ideal breast milk for feeding a young child.But there are times when your baby from birth or later have to nurse using artificial milk formula. To date, this type of baby food presented a wide assortment of products close to a variety of companies, types, composition, price ranges, etc.Sometimes even experienced parents can be very difficult to choose the right infant formula for her baby.What can we say about the young and inexperienced moms?
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- Assortment What happen?
- Popular brands
- Test purchase
- How to save?
rich assortment of infant formula
Until recently, Russia were widely known only domestic mixture «Baby," "The Kid."But in the 90s the Russian market began to rapidly filled with imported dry milk mixtures - breast milk substitutes, as well as packaged cereals, mashed potatoes, canned meals for children that do not require long cooking, ready-to-eat.Careful attention pediatricians and parents riveted to mixtures f
Today the Russian market fall formula milk for young children made Manufacturers of America, France, Holland, Germany, England, Finland, Sweden, Austria, Japan, Israel, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, India.It is a pity that among all the rich assortment of baby food, Russian and Ukrainian milk formula presented just a few names, and modestly lost against the background of almost 80 types of foreign compounds .
Main types and their differences
All milk (dry and liquid) infant formula is divided into two large groups:
- adapted formulas (close in composition to breast milk of women);
- partially adapted mixtures (remotely simulate the composition of breast milk).
vast majority of infant formulas is based on whole or skimmed cow's milk.There are also infant formulas based on soy milk, goat's milk.Baby formula milk produced from cow's milk, divided into two groups:
- acidophilus (dairy);
- fresh milk mixture.
The shape manufacturing infant formulas are:
- dry (powder mixture to be diluted with water in the right proportions, or cooking, depending on the method of preparation);
- in liquid form (premixed for direct feeding the baby, need only heating).
infant formula, breast milk substitutes, the quality and quantity of the protein component in them are classified into:
- serum (as close as possible to the composition of human breast milk whey protein);
- casein (with the presence of cow's milk casein).
When choosing the right infant formula for their child parents should remember that breast milk substitutes are
- standard (adapted formulas made from cow's milk intended for feeding babies);
- specialized (those special mixtures designed for specific categories of children - for example, children with food allergies, prematurity and lack of body weight, children who have difficulties with digestion, etc.).
Despite the fact that today the domestic market of dairy infant formula presented a very wide range of products, among them there are clear favorites , are most popular to caring parents as their best foodbaby.
1. infant formula «Nutrilon» (company «Nutricia», The Netherlands) is for a healthy baby from birth .These mixtures can normalize intestinal microflora kid, prevent and eliminate intestinal colic , vomiting and constipation baby, boost immunity baby.The company «Nutricia» produces special mixture (lactose-free, Pepto-gastro, Soybeans, Pepto Allergies Amino acids mixture for premature, low birthweight babies) for kids with special food and other needs, as well as dairy, adapted infant formula from birth to healthy children(@ Nutrilon Comfort, Allergy-Free Milk).
Price mixes «Nutrilon" in Russia varies from 270 to 850 rubles per bank, depending on the form of issue, type of mixture.
- Availability mixture - it can be bought in different regions of the country.
- wide product range for children with various disorders, as well as for healthy children.
- mixes are designed to supply children from birth.
- Many mothers say the baby improve digestion as a result of feeding the mixture.
- some parents do not like the smell and taste of the mixture.
- poorly soluble, with lumps.
- high price.
Reviews parents about the mix "Nutrilon»:
finish feeding the baby with a mixture of "@ Nutrilon Comfort", the child eats well, but there is one problem - the mixture is mixed to a state of milk,are grains that clog the nipple.
Lyudmila, we had the same.Currently we use for feeding this mixture pacifier NUK (her air valve) or nipples "Avent" (alternating current).
Prompt, after the "@ Nutrilon 1 Comfort" a child constipation and green chair - is this normal?Should I go to the other mixtures?
Katya, of any change of the chair, as well as the choice of the mixture to the child should consult with your pediatrician.
2. Milk infant formula « NAN» (company «Nestle», The Netherlands) represented by several species, for kids of different age categories, health.Mixtures of this company have a unique composition , which allows improve immunity child, normalize chair , provide a crumb most essential nutrients.Mixtures «NAN» There are several types - "Allergy", "Premium", "lactose-free", "sour milk", as well as special mixtures - "Prienai" (for premature babies), ALFARE (for a child with very severe diarrhea, feed this mixtureonly under the constant supervision of a pediatrician).
Price 1 banks infant formula «NAN» in Russia varies from 310 to 510 rubles, depending on the form of release, the type.
- quickly and without lumps dissolve.
- tastes sweet mixture.
- presence in the omega-3 (dezoksagenovaya acid).
- high price.
- Some moms say about green stool, constipation in babies after feeding this mixture.
Reviews parents about the mixture « NAN»:
Prior to this mixture the child ate "Nutrilon", "Bebilak" - a terrible allergy, constipation.With "Nan" normalized chair, baby feels good.
kid happy eating "NAS" liquid, in batches - and I was much more convenient to feed him.At first, the stool had problems - constipation, added to the diet of dairy "Nan" (on the advice of a pediatrician) - to get by.
us this mixture (so sorry!) Did not come - the baby was very severe constipation, colic.
My daughter has severe allergy to a mixture of "Nestozhen" and "Baby".Switched to "NAS" - all problems are over, we mix very well liked.
4. The infant formula «Nutrilak» (NUTRITEK, Russia, Estonia) issued by the manufacturer, which is the market of foods for young children stamps "Winnie", "Baby", "The Kid."Infant formula "Nutrilak" produced a wide variety of species (Fermented milk, lactose-free, hypoallergenic, antireflux) - for healthy food crumbs from the moment of birth, and for proper nutrition kids with allergies and various intestinal problems, premature.In the production of infant formulas uses only natural and high quality products .
Price 1 mixture of banks' Nutrilak "- from 180 to 520 rubles (depending on the form of issue, type of mixture).
- Price mixture.
- good taste.
- Absence in the sugar and starch.
- As part have cow's milk protein, some children causes diathesis.
- Strong foaming during the preparation of the child portions.
- If divorced mix a little stand up in the bottle, it may appear clots.
Reviews parents about the mix "Nutrilak»:
raised two children in this mix - no allergies or digestive problems or chair we had no sons ate it withpleasure.
We have a diathesis on the mixture had to go to the "National Academy of Sciences."
daughter ate a mixture of "Nutrilak" with pleasure, but for some reason not to load - I had to go to "Nutrilon".
5. Milk infant formula Hipp (company «Hipp» Austria, Germany) is used for feeding young children from birth .These infant formula fully meet the needs of a rapidly growing body of the child, they contain only organic material, non-GMO, and sugar crystals.These mixtures have balanced vitamin complex , as well as necessary microelements baby.
Price 1 box mix "Hipp» - 200-400 rubles per box of 350 grams.
- dissolves well.
- pleasant taste and smell of the product.
- Bioorganic product.
- The child may be constipated.
- high price.
Reviews parents about mixtures "Hipp»:
very poorly soluble in the bottle all the time some lumps!
Anna, you try to pour the mixture into a dry bottle, and then add water - everything is well dissolved.
I liked the taste of the mixture - creamy, rich.Son eats with gusto, problems with digestion mixture, a chair was not even once.
6. Milk infant formula Friso (company Friesland Fuds, Netherlands) produces and for feeding healthy babies from birth, and babies with any violations .Milk for the manufacture of mixtures "Friso" sold only high-quality, environmentally safe.
Price 1 can (400 g.) Of the mixture "Friso" - from 190 to 516 rubles, depending on the form of release, the type.
- good taste.
- nutrient mixture, the child eats.
- Poor stirred.
- Sometimes mixtures are included in the form of crumbs strongly dried milk.
Reviews parents of a mixture, "Friso»:
From the first feeding of the child sprinkled, allergy treated for two months!
When cooking portions of the mixture for remains found floating dark crumbs that are not stirred.The same thing I said to my friend, who feed kids with this mixture.
7. Milk infant formula "Agusha» (company "AGUSHA" together with "Wimm-Bill-Dann"; Lianozovo plant, Russia) can be dry or liquid.The company produces several types mixtures for babies from birth , which contain the most useful and high-quality components.Mixtures "Agusha» crumbs improve immunity, promote his growth and proper development of .
Price 1 banks (box) mix "Agusha" (400 gr.) - 280 - 420 rubles, depending on the form of issue, type of mixture.
- pleasant taste.
- low price.
- Sugar in the composition of certain types of mixtures, often causes severe allergies and colic in children.
- Very hard cap on the container (jar).
Reviews parents about the mix "Agusha»:
child - allergies.Feed mixture "Agusha" antiallergic - toddler covered in a rash of small, red spots around the mouth.
Dilution at a rate of 3 months, the baby eats not.A mixture of liquid, it seems that one colored water.
My child after the "NAS" this mixture eats with great pleasure!We do not regret that went to "Agusha."
In 2011, the program «Test purchase» was performed folk and professional expertise infant dry mixes brands «HIPP», « Friso», « Semper »,« Nutricia »,« Baby »,« Nestle »,« Humana » .People 'jury gave preference to infant formula "Baby", noting its taste, the ability to quickly dissolve in water, "milk" a pleasant smell.Milk formula "Friso" at this stage of the competition was eliminated.
experts testing center checked all infant formula for the presence of harmful substances not digestible, as well as the balance of the composition.The main indicator was the results of the osmolality of the product - if it is too high, the infant formula is poorly absorbed by the baby.At this stage of the competition were eliminated dairy dry mixes brands «HIPP», «SEMPER», «HUMANA», as the measure of osmolality of these products exceed the established norms, and milk formula «HIPP» contains a part of potato starch.Dairy mixture «NUTRILON» , «baby» , «NAN» recognized experts, harmoniously balanced in all respects, safe for kids, useful for baby food - they were the winners of the program.
How to save on the purchase of infant formula?
Although infant formulas differ in cost, sometimes parents can not save them.If your child needs special, special mixtures - and they are always much more expensive than usual, but this sensitive issue should be clearly guided by the advice of the doctor and not to engage in self-selection of cheaper products.
But if the child is healthy, growing and developing normally, it needs the full basic nutrition.If a baby has no contraindications to one or another component of the mixture, including the parents want to choose the best for yourself and optimal for the baby, you can use some tips on calculating profitable dairy mix:
- is important to record the price of infant formula of various companies, which are presentedthe store, as well as weight of the mixture in the pot (boxed).Calculate how much to pay for 30 grams of dry mix can thus compare the cost of a variety of brands, choosing the most advantageous.child well-suited milk infant formula is a particular brand, you can buy the right amount of cans of these mixtures on sale at wholesale or retail, where it is much cheaper.For us it is very important to know your opinion!