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Choosing the Best milk for Toddlers

My son’s birthday is tomorrow and I decided to create a blog decided to post about myself and my growing family on my old blog. I am thinking of posting anything that interest me. Well, if you know me, interesting for me is about my family and making enough money to support them.

I will start posting something about the toddler milk available for my son which turns one on the morrow. I started my research on choosing between cow’s milk( preferably UHT processed ) and toddler formula( the one you see in the supermarket ).

From research, I’ve found out that cow’s milk isn’t suitable for children below one year old. Although a lot of people who have used cow’s milk argue that they didn’t experience any adverse effects on their children’s health, I wouldn’t risk it. Cow’s milk won’t be in his diet until he is 2-3 years old. I’ll do my research again before then.

I abruptly started my research on available milk supplements available here in the Philippines. Here’s a list of the widely available ones and their nutritional content per 100 grams:

  1. Nido Junior 1-3. Energy 463 kcal, Protein 17 grams, Carbohydrates 53 grams
  2. Progress Gold. Energy 450 kcal, Protein 14 grams (40% whey 5.8 g, 60% casein 8.6 g), carbohydrate 64 grams
  3. Sustagen Junior. Energy 393 kcal, Protein 16 grams, Carbohydrates 71 grams
  4. Bonakid. Energy 450 kcal, Protein 14 grams, Carbohydrates 64 grams
  5. Vitaminized Lactum 1+. Energy 440 kcal, Protein 15 grams, Carbohydrate 64 grams
  6. Gain Plus Advanced. Energy 495 kcal, Protein 18.8 g, Carbohydrate 49.8 g

March 25, 2011   No Comments