Are all milks the same? Milk normally have the same color and texture. There is a difference with its taste and its nutritional contents. What do you consider when buying milk for your kids? Do you follow the recommended age-specific milk for your children? From cow’s milk to goat’s milk, full cream to skim, liquid to powder—why should it matter anyway? Here’s an article to answer about milk in terms of the nutrition they provide.
All milks are not the same. The key difference that moms should take careful note of is the kind and amount of nutrients their children can get from it. Although all kinds of milk are rich in macro (carbohydrates, fats and protein) and micro (vitamins and minerals) nutrients, not all contain those that answer the needs of children at specific ages.
Kids during their early childhood years, for example, easily get sick because they have little exposure to diseases and therefore have not yet developed the immunologic defenses needed to fend them off. To address this, moms should provide their kids with foods with right nutrients, along with an age-specific milk that contains both probiotics and prebiotics.
Probiotics are live good bacteria that promote stomach balance and help strengthen the immune system. Prebiotics, on the other hand, act as a multiplier of good bacteria, ensuring acceptable good-to-bad bacteria ratio in the tummy and protection from within.
Studies reveal that the human brain grows about 3.5 times in mass from 0 to 5 years old. That is why kids during this time are able to learn and absorb new knowledge like a sponge. I agree with that based on my experience with my two kids. Kids at that age, easily learns and adapts to what they see and hear. To support this, moms can give their child age-specific milk with high levels of DHA, ALA and LA, which are fatty acids that work together to promote proper brain structure development and normal cognitive functions.
All these and more can be found in NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+. From the best of Nestlé Research™: NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+ are the only age-specific milk brands with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, millions of live good bacteria that helps build your child’s bodily defenses.
NIDO® 3+ also contains a unique blend of natural fibers and nutrients called Prebio® 3, while NIDO® 5+ is enriched with CALCI-N® to help build healthy bones by providing better calcium absorption.
About NIDO® 3+
NIDO® 3+ is specially formulated with the right amount and combination of nutrients for growth and development during his pre-school years. It has DHA, ALA, LA, Folic Acid and Taurine to support brain function and is the only one with Prebio® 3 and Lactobacillus PROTECTUS® to help protect and build your child’s bodily defenses.
Milk plays a very important role in the overall growth and development of children, and so it pays to know what they need at different ages and stages of their growth for one to make the right milk choice. With my two kids (ages 3 and 7), apart from healthy milk it is also a good time to expose them to educational activities and toys. This is a great time to spend more time with them by playing and reading books with them. Although I am so busy these summer season due to work, I make up for them for our quality time playing or watching together. Since I work at home, it is an advantage that I can monitor all of my kids activities from meal time to milk time. Let us provide our kids with proper nutrition.
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