Every mum wants to see her precious child achieve 360° Development. What’s equally important is to provide him adequate nutrition with nutrients that can be easily digested and absorbed to keep his delicate tummy happy.

360° Development

As a mum, you aspire for your precious child to achieve well-rounded development, which child experts assess as milestone achievements in 4 key areas. Below are the examples of milestones for above 6 months old.

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2 key foundations of well-rounded development are Nutrition and Stimulation.

Nutrition

During this period, your child’s brain continues to develop rapidly. In order to help him reach his full potential, incorporate the right nutrients into your child’s diet:

  • DHA, together with ARA, Choline, and many other nutrients, which are important for brain development.1-3
  • Protein for physical growth.
  • Carbohydrates such as lactose are important nutrients. The digestion of lactose steadily releases glucose into circulation, which is a primary source of energy to the brain.1-3

Stimulation

Stimulation refers to a child’s active interaction and helps to strengthen connections in a child’s brain while encouraging milestone development.

Nutrition-wise Way for Happy Tummies

Whereas it is important to provide your child with nutrients that support 360° Development, remember that it is also important to keep his digestive system happy with nutrients that his delicate tummy can easily digest and absorb.

Delicate tummies are common in Asia. As your child’s digestive system is still growing and maturing, enzymes are not yet able to work at full capacity.

gentlease -nutritionResearch shows that Asian children are more likely to have delicate tummies 4-8. Therefore, they need nutrients that can easily be digested.

Here are ways that may help to keep delicate tummies happy:

  • Partially hydrolysed protein – These are partially broken down protein molecules via PHP* technology that still have the same nutritional value as whole intact protein molecules.8 It is easier for young tender tummies to absorb and digest.

  • A lower lactose level – It may help your child if he has difficulty digesting lactose.9

Mums, keep your child’s delicate tummy happy and help support his 360° Development!

References:
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5. Tadesse K1, Leung DT, Yuen RC. ActaPaediatr. 1992 Aug; 81 (8): 598-600.
6. Yang Y, He M, Cui H, Bian L, Wang Z. Chin MedJ (Engl) 2000 Dec; 113(12): 1129-32
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8. Lee, A. J., Thalayasingam, M., & Lee, B. W. Asia Pacific Allergy. 2013; 3 (1), 3 (1), 3.
9. SéverinSindayikengera and Wen-shui Xia, J Zhejiang UnivSci B. 2006 Feb: 7(2): 90-98. 10 Misselwits B, Pohl D, Fruhauf H, Fried, Vavricka SR2, Fox M. United European Gastroenterol J. 2013 Jun; 1(3) :151-9.
* PHP = Protein Hydrolysation Process

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