Breastmilk is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.​

Children milk when and how often?

It is particularly important to supply your child with good nutrients as your child demonstrates peak performance between 1 to 3 years of age. At this point of time, a valuable nutrient supply may be children’s milk.

Growth will reach its peak performance in children between the aged of 1 to 3 years old, therefore a good nutrient supply is now particularly important. The valuable nutrient supplier will more than often come from the children milk at this time.

After 12 months of development, your child’s cognitive and motor skills will be developed to learn to walk, speak and to understand. Therefore, essential nutrients like iron and Vitamin D will be required. Based on the body weight to nutrient ratio, it will require 5 to 6 times more nutrients than an adult and children’s milk will be able to supply the valuable nutrients together with complementary food for optimal growth of your child.

Between the age of 0 to 3 years, your baby would have had doubled their height and weight according to the WHO Growth standards 2006.

Children’s milk can improve nutrient consumption

The consumption of milk for children who are not participating in the family diet yet can have their nutrient intake improved with the consumption of milk, which supplies iodine and Vitamin D supply.

Give children milk as a drink rather than a meal

A glass of Aptamil milk should be given with the afternoon snack, be it sweet or savoury. Important note: milk should be given as a drink and not a meal. After weaning, teach your children to drink milk from the cup only.

You can lay the foundation for the future health of your child today by supplying him with a high quality of milk which ensures that your toddler is well supplied with essential nutrients that it requires for the upcoming leaps of growth. 


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