Stage 1 milk powder is the most nutritious? Is it ok for baby to drink 1 piece all the time?

time:2023-01-30 author:Cry
Stage 1 milk powder is the most nutritious? Is it ok for baby to drink 1 piece all the time?

Many mothers left messages and raised some confusion about infant formula. For example: What is the difference between the various milk powders? Can the baby drink 1 stage milk powder all the time? ...Today we will solve the problem of segmentation of baby milk powder.

Why is milk powder segmented?

The nutritional composition of breast milk is not static, but changes gradually with the different stages of infant growth and development and the different needs of nutrients. Therefore, the formula milk powder will also imitate and be close to the changes of breast milk as much as possible. In the milk powder formula at each stage, the nutrients necessary for the human body are reasonably adjusted and strengthened in sections, and each has its own emphasis according to the needs of the baby. For example, the gastrointestinal function of babies less than 6 months old is immature and the digestive function is relatively weak. The first stage milk powder attaches great importance to the baby's absorption, so the proportion of lactose is more scientific. Babies aged 6-12 months need a lot of iron supplementation, and the 2nd stage milk powder has 60% more iron than the 1st stage. Babies after the age of 1 enter the period of rapid development of bones and teeth. At this time, the calcium element required increases greatly. The 3rd stage milk powder focuses on adjusting the calcium content.

What is the difference between different segments of milk powder?

We all know that fat, carbohydrate and protein are the three essential nutrients for both adults and babies. The total content of these three nutrients in milk powder is as high as 90%, and the proportion and content of each nutrients are scientifically adjusted according to needs. 1. The ratio and content of carbohydrates and lactose are different. There is no difference in carbohydrate content, ratio, and range in stage 1 and stage 2, but it is different after stage 3. Because the baby can secrete digestive enzymes in the early stage of growth, which is conducive to the absorption of lactose. Therefore, in Stages 1 and 2, lactose accounts for more than 90%, and the high stage does not exceed 50%. 2. Protein content and whey protein ratio and content are different. Babies born less than 6 months old have weak gastrointestinal function and kidney function. If the intake of protein is too much, it will increase the metabolic burden of the baby, so the protein content of the first stage is lower than that of the high stage. Babies over 6 months enter another critical period of immune system and bone development, and need to increase protein intake. Therefore, compared with 1st stage, the protein content of 2nd stage has been increased according to scientific data. Babies under 6 months have no burden on the absorption of whey protein. Therefore, the content in the first stage of formula milk powder exceeds 60%, and when it reaches the high stage, it will decrease proportionally. 3. Decreased fat content. After the baby is born, it is a period of rapid development. All important organs need to increase the accumulation of fat, and a large amount of fat needs to be supplemented, which is also the reason for the rapid weight gain of the baby after birth. To meet this demand, stage 1 milk powder also has the highest fat content. As the age increases, the baby begins to add complementary food, and many nutrients can be provided by complementary food. In order to prevent the baby from consuming too much fat and causing obesity, the fat content of milk powder after stage 2 is reduced accordingly.

Can my baby drink 1 stage milk all the time?

Many mothers have asked if it's okay to drink 1 stage all the time. The answer is: yes, but not recommended. Formula milk powder is best to choose according to the specific age stage, it cannot be advanced, but it is okay for babies after six months to continue to eat 1 stage milk powder. However, it is not recommended to eat for a long time, and complementary foods must be added to make the baby's nutritional intake more balanced. After the above analysis of the nutrient content in milk powder at each stage, we have learned that there are great differences in the nutrient content of different stages of milk powder. When the baby is 6-12 months old, the gastrointestinal function has gradually improved, and the nutrition required for the body's growth is also increasing. Therefore, if the baby's growth and development are all normal, it is recommended to choose the appropriate formula milk powder according to the age of the month. However, no situation can be one size fits all. It is not necessary to drink 2-stage milk powder immediately after 6 months. Weaning also needs to be gradual, otherwise the baby's stomach will not be able to bear it.

What should I pay attention to when weaning milk?

Usually, it takes two weeks to turn milk, you can follow the following two methods. 1. Every other milk transfer is to drink milk powder of different grades every day. Take three days as a cycle, and do this specifically: in the first three days, insert new milk powder once a day. For the second three days, insert new milk powder 2 times a day. For the third three days, insert new milk powder 3 times a day. And so on, until they are all changed to new milk powder. 2. For mixing milk transfer, take the preparation of 180ml milk powder as an example, the operation is as follows: the first three days: Mix 120ml milk powder of stage 1 and 60ml milk powder of stage 2. For the second three days, mix half of the 1st stage and 2nd stage milk powder and mix them. For the third three days, mix 60ml of stage 1 and 120ml of stage 2. During the milk transfer process, mothers should pay attention to observe the baby's adaptation to the new milk powder. If there is no problem, they can gradually switch to stage 2 milk powder. The requirements for milk transfer are not so strict. If the baby's digestion and absorption are not ideal and the weight gain is slow, you can consult a doctor to rule out other pathological factors and continue to drink 1st stage milk powder.
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