* How Friso makes your child strong so that he can experience more together with you
Like many mums, you anxiously track every important milestone that your child has reached — like teething, crawling, walking and talking — to see if he is on the right track developmentally. And as your toddler becomes increasingly mobile, he’ll be spending more time exploring his surroundings, which includes his natural desire to play in the dirt and put objects in his mouth.
As a mother, you’ll do everything to ensure that good hygiene is always observed, but don’t be overly worried if your toddler is exposed to some germs. They actually help build your mini-me’s immunity, so that he can be tough enough to explore his world.
Check and Balances
Childhood is a time of rapid growth where important organs like the brain and digestive tract are also developing quickly. That’s why it is vital that he receives nutritionally balanced meals, where milk is still a large part of his diet. Milk with additional nutrient supplementation provides not only the protein and calcium that your mini-me needs, but also prebiotics (dietary fibre); probiotics; important fats such as DHA and AA, and antioxidants such as selenium, carotene as well as vitamins A, C and E.
If you want your precious tot to grow and learn well, encourage healthy eating habits because a good health starts from a good gut.
Don’t let poor intestinal health be the reason for stomach discomforts in your little one. A good gut keeps your child safe from two common childhood ailments, like diarrhoea and constipation, which can each be caused by sensitive intestines and inactive bowels amongst other reasons. That’s why Friso Gold 3 and Friso Gold 4, both recommended for children from the age of 1 year old onwards, are specially formulated with essential nutrients, like prebiotics and probiotics, to support your child’s digestive health.
Friso milk also contains zinc and iron to support the immune system, so that your child’s body is able to produce antibodies that provide a natural defence against pathogens.
How do probiotics and prebiotics help to support good gut health, you ask? Healthy “live” bacteria or probiotics, such as Bifidobacterium lactis and Lactobacillus paracasei, help to suppress or fight against harmful bacteria in the digestive system. Bifidobacterium lactis may help in diarrhoea cases and is proven to be well tolerated and safe for consumption.
On the other hand, prebiotics is a type of dietary that promotes the growth of probiotics (Bifidusbacteria) to help maintain a healthy digestive system. Examples include Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) and long chain fructo-oligosaccharides (LCFOS). To ensure survival of “live” bacteria, boiled water must be cooled below 40 deg C (warm water) before preparing the milk formula.
To meet the nutritional demands of your growing child’s overall development, Friso Gold milk also contains:
Nucleotides: Essential to normal cell function and replication.
Zinc and iron: Support child’s natural defences.
DHA, AA: Important building blocks for brain and eye development. (for children up to 3 years of age)
Vitamins A and C: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
So, give your young explorer that major jump-start in life with Friso Gold 3 and Friso Gold 4 — your child will thank you for it!
* Article sponsored by Friso.