Q&As of Powdered Formula for Infants and Young Children (2)

放大字体  缩小字体 Date:23 Apr 2019  Source:Global Foodmate  Writer:Global Foodmate  Views:227
 infant formula
1. Is it necessary to strictly follow the recommended consumption dosage that is labelled on the package?
Not necessary.
The recommended consumption on the package is only for the reference. The intake varies by babies, even varies by days for the same baby. It doesn't matter that your baby's intake is slightly higher or lower than the recommended dosage.
2. Why fructose is prohibited in the infant formula?
According to National Food Safety Standard Infant Formula (GB 10765-2010), as to the milk-based infant formula, the preferred carbohydrates should be lactose or the polymer of the lactose and glucose. only the pre-gelatinized starch can be added into the infant formula. Fructose must not be used.
Fructose must not be used in infant formula, the main reason is that fructose might pose a potential life threat to babies with hereditary fructose intolerance.
3. What are the main carbohydrates in the powdered formula for infants and young children?
Carbohydrates are the importance energy source for infants and young children, of which lactose is the most abundant one in human breast milk. In addition, lactose can also regulate probiotic flora and promote the absorption of calcium, zinc, magnesium and other minerals.
According to National Food Safety Standard Infant Formula (GB 10765-2010), the content of lactose in total carbohydrates should be not less than 90% in milk-based infant formula. Due to supplementary foods are used by infants older than 6 months, there is no requirement for the content and source of carbohydrates in National Food Safety Standard Older Infants and Young Children Formula (GB 10767-2010).

4. Is infant formula higher in protein, the better?
Protein is one of the essential components in infant formula. If a baby’s diet is lack of protein, it will not be able to provide baby a normal and healthy growth rate, leading to growth retardation. However, excessive protein intake can increase the burden on the kidney, affect hormone balance and nervous system development. High protein intake can also increase the obesity and overweight risk in the future. Therefore, it is recommended to prepare the infant formula according to the labelled instruction to avoid excessive or insufficient intake of protein.

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