Monday, July 15, 2019

Can Baby Formula Help Build Resilience In Your Little Ones?

It is of utmost importance that you give your child the best chance at being healthy in life, and that means building their resilience with a strong immune system. There are many theories about building a child’s immune system and with so many different things influencing how your child is developing, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what is making the difference. 

The question is whether baby formula can help in the process. As you need to be very careful with what a baby is consuming, baby formula is a highly regulated product in Australia. These formulas are made specifically to help your child with healthy development and building a strong immune system.

Keep reading if you are interested in knowing more about baby formula and how it can help to give your child the best start in life.

Formula Is Catching Up With Breastmilk

One of the largest advantages of breastmilk over formula is the pre and probiotics that the babies receive from it. Prebiotics work to feed probiotics as they travel through the gut and digestive system. Probiotics help with all kinds of things like improved digestion and greater nutrient absorption so your child develops better immunities as they grow and thrive. Pre and probiotics are a vital part of building up your child’s health and resilience as a healthy gut has been unequivocally been linked to better overall health and development. 

There have been some major advances in baby formula as of late, with one particular ingredient making a huge difference for resilience. A few years ago, there was quite a breakthrough as researchers created a prebiotic strain that works in the same way as the ones in breastmilk. While this will never be a replacement for the real thing, it is a massive breakthrough for those who rely on formula to feed their little ones.

Formula Fortifies

There are a number of main ingredients in breastmilk, like protein, sugar, and fats, that formula can provide in very specific quantities. These ingredients are the key to building a healthy immune system and resilience for your child. They all work together to store and expend energy, grow muscle, bone, and tissue, and build antibodies and resistance to all kinds of illnesses. Since baby formula is strictly regulated you can be certain that it provides the nutritional support your child’s immune system requires and that your baby is getting exactly what he/she needs. If you find that your child is lacking in some areas you should consider adding supplements to their diet.

What About Those With Allergies?

In many cases, babies have allergies to dairy or suffer from lactose intolerance and cannot drink regular cow’s milk formula. Specialised formulas will take any allergies into consideration so you can be sure your baby gets the nutrition they need without having an allergic reaction which can be distressing for both baby and mum. This is a godsend to many parents, as you may not have the option of breastmilk due to mum passing on what she is consuming to the child. Knowing that there are alternative speciality formulas available for just about every situation you can think of gives you as a parent great peace of mind. 

Formula Is Fine

As the old saying goes ‘breast is best’, but, unfortunately, that is not always going to be an option for everyone. However, there is no need for concern. If you are choosing to formula feed, there is no need to worry about building up resilience as well as a strong immune system in your little ones. Baby formula has been proven to have what it takes to keep your baby healthy and resilient for the next stages of their life.

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