A few days ago, a network of infant milk powder surveys showed that only 57% of parents used a brand of infant formula. Pediatricians believe that frequent replacement of the milk powder brand is currently a major feeding misunderstanding. In addition, dairy experts warn that the nutritional indicators of milk powder are not as high as possible. Feeding children too fat can lead to many health problems in adulthood.
Milk powder should not be suitable for allergies
A survey recently showed that 36% of parents choose ordinary infant formula for their baby; 33% of parents value DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and AA (arachidonic acid) when purchasing milk powder. ); 57% of parents use a brand of infant formula; 36% of parents are most valued when purchasing baby formula.
But what’s interesting is that although parents say DHA and AA are the most important nutrients, only 8% of parents think they are “very clear” about the nutrients in milk powder. Therefore, 41% of parents change the brand of milk powder because the baby does not drink or drink after discomfort.
But in fact, many parents do not have a correct understanding of the baby’s “not drinking or drinking after drinking”. Gong Sitang, chief physician of the Department of Gastroenterology, Guangzhou Children’s Hospital, believes that eczema, diarrhea, flatulence, irritability, constipation and vomiting, slow growth… When milk powder-fed children have these problems, many parents think that it is a milk powder problem and start frequent changes. milk powder. According to Abbott Nutrition Market Research, 75% of American mothers change their milk powder brands at least once in the first year, and usually feed four formulas within one year. This situation is similar in China. Li Yongxiong, director of the Mead Johnson Infant Nutrition Research Center (China), said in an interview with this reporter that there are more and more children allergic symptoms. With the development of the global economy, the living environment is becoming more and more “clean”. There are fewer and fewer opportunities for allergens such as soil and microorganisms, which in turn leads to more and more allergic symptoms in infants and young children.
Gong Sitang believes that this problem is usually considered to be allergic or intolerant to the formula, not simply by changing the brand of milk powder. According to the survey data, up to 2/3 of children are intolerant global formula, and nearly 40% of domestic intolerance and allergies. Common problems are milk protein allergy and lactose intolerance. “These situations are often not a single occurrence. Parents should consult a doctor first and select a special formula for feeding.”
Protein content is not as high as possible
Milk powder contains a variety of nutrients that your baby needs, especially DHA and AA, vitamins, proteins, nucleotides and linoleic acid, linolenic acid. These five nutrients are the most concerned by parents. According to the survey, 33% of survey users value DHA and AA, and 18% of survey users value vitamins and protein.
The investigation agency sent 24 products to the National Food Quality and Safety Supervision and Inspection Center to test the nutrient content and protein content. In this regard, the dairy industry expert Wang Dingmian believes that the authority of the testing organization is unquestionable in the testing of professional institutions, but the question is whether the date of manufacture or the shelf life of the 24 kinds of milk powders being sent for inspection are roughly the same? In the report, the specific production date of various milk powder samples was not clearly indicated. However, if the date of delivery of the 24 milk powder products sent for inspection is very different, there will be a big contrast between the nutrient indicators detected. Because milk powder has the problem of packaging sealing degree and oxidation, if the product is produced after 7 months, its nutritionality will change significantly, and the degree of nutrient loss will reach about 30%. With the shelf life of 7 months as the boundary, there is such a big difference in the index detected by the nutrients before and after. The longer the date of leaving the factory, the more serious the nutrient content of the milk powder is lost. Therefore, there are uncertainties and inconsistencies in the measured amount or index of protein content in these 24 samples of milk powder, which should not be directly used as a comparison index. It is recommended that the Pacific Pro-subnet will add a test item such as the oxygen content of infant formula or the degree of nutrient loss after oxidation, which will be more practical and practical. Secondly, regarding the protein content in infant formula, the State and even the WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission has established a more reasonable indicator standard for the protein content of infant formula. For infant formula, it is not the higher the protein, especially the milk powder of 0-6 months old. The high protein content will affect the balanced absorption of infant nutrition. The calcium content index is also good, and there is a moderately good problem. When it is too high, it will easily cause kidney stones and other diseases.
Ding Zongyi, president of the Asia Pediatric Nutrition Alliance, said in an exclusive interview with this reporter that the products that can be bought in the market, as long as they are produced by big brands, are similar, because they must meet the national quality requirements for products. “When it comes to the hands of consumers, there are very few choices, and the basic difference is not big. Even if you look at the formula, you can only know about it.”
High protein is too sensitive to cause hypersensitivity and obesity
The Department of Nutrition and Safety of the College of Food Science, China Agricultural University, introduced to the media, some ingredients of infant formula are mandatory, and must meet certain upper and lower limits, such as carbohydrates and vitamins. Many of the ingredients that manufacturers use as a selling point are actually added by themselves, such as DHA, AA and choline, but these are recognized ingredients that make milk powder closer to breast milk, which can be taken into account when purchasing. Some foreign nouns and new concepts should not be fully believed because the effects have not been verified. In addition, a small number of manufacturers have also introduced 4 segments of milk powder (3 to 7 years old). In fact, there is no concept of 4 segments of milk powder in the national standard. Adults over 3 years old can eat adult milk powder.
“Milk protein is three times that of breast milk, but the baby can’t absorb it, and there will be milk protein allergies, etc., which can even lead to death.” Jiang Zhuoqin, a professor of nutrition at the School of Public Health at Sun Yat-Sen University, believes that “babies can’t drink protein directly.” Milk, but no matter how the formula is formulated, it can’t replace breast milk, it can only be close.”
According to public data, the current market for milk powder is high in nutrition, with a protein content of 14.1 grams per liter, which exceeds 11 to 12 grams per breast milk. Excessive protein intake increases the risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease in the future, while breastfeeding is more common. Milk powder reduces the risk of obesity by 22%. “Doing a child is not raising pigs. As long as the weight is within the normal range, it is not necessary to use the weight as the standard of evaluation. When the child is too fat, the life expectancy will be shortened, and the risk of chronic diseases will increase in the future. The baby only needs to be lively and intelligent, and the digestion and excretion are normal. Fan Zhihong, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, College of Food Science, China Agricultural University. According to reports, if breast milk is as strong as milk, the child’s liver and kidney will be damaged. I think that the thicker the milk for the baby, the better, that the baby is getting fatter and better, which is a terrible misunderstanding in the concept of parenting.