At first, it seemed like her dream formula would be just… a dream. “When it came time to buy formula milk for my son, I had decided I wanted to get one that was as natural as possible that has no additives. But as I did more research, I realised that added nutrients such as fatty acids and vitamins are important too,” shares Ms Hazel Ng, mother to a one-year-old boy.
A Mother’s Dilemma
Hazel is not alone. When it comes to choosing the right formula, many mums like her would opt for one that’s naturally sourced and free from ‘nasties’. After all, all mothers want the best for their child. And even for adults, many of us are aware of the drawbacks of highly processed foods.
However, at the same time, mums do want to be assured that their baby still receives the benefits of nutrients. These include Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which aids in brain development, and Omega 3 and 6, which are essential fatty acids needed for good health and development.
“Because milk is essential in a young child’s diet, I would prefer that the important nutrients are included,” Hazel adds.
Dumex is one company that understands this dual requirement. By listening to the needs and desires of mothers through various feedback channels, it has created the newly enhanced Dumex Mamil Gold. It combines nature’s wholesome goodness and premium quality nutrients that are carefully considered and included.
Nasties, Be Gone!
First, Dumex ensured that it started from a base that’s free from the yucky stuff. Dumex Mamil Gold is made from milk produced by free-roaming grass-fed cows in New Zealand and Europe, with no ‘nasties’ introduced in the formulation. This means:
❌ NO genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – GMOs refer to animals or plants whose genes have been altered using genetic engineering techniques. This is great for mums who prefer the natural approach, especially when it comes to their little ones.
❌ NO added artificial colouring – Some studies have suggested an association between the use of artificial colouring and hyperactivity in children1. It may not be conclusive, but hey, why take the risk with our little ones?
❌ NO added sucrose – Excessive amount of sugar increases the likelihood of dental caries and tooth decay. It can also result in obesity and lead to diabetes2. Health issues aside, every mum knows that too much sugar leaves kids bouncing off the walls!
Fortified with the Good Stuff
Next, the formula contains naturally sourced and carefully selected ingredients. It is formulated to contribute to specific nutritional needs for a growing child. In particular, brain development is important during the first three years of a child’s life. This is when their brain will achieve four times its size at birth, reaching 80 per cent of its adult weight by age two. Having enough nutrients such as DHA and Omega 3 and 6 to support this growth is crucial.
Dumex Mamil Gold packs the following nutrients:
✔ DHA as high as 75 mg per 100 g
The brain is made up of more than 50 per cent fat, of which 25 to 30 per cent is made up of the fatty acid DHA. DHA is said to help brain cells communicate better with each other3. Dumex Mamil Gold provides as high as 75 mg of DHA per 100 g of milk powder, and is among the top three brands on the market boasting high DHA levels4. It also sources DHA directly from pure fish oils.
✔ Omega 3 and 6
These fatty acids are also important for a child’s brain and general growth. Both Omega 3 and 6 cannot be produced by the human body, and older children and adults get what they need through consuming oils, nuts and meat. The inclusion of Omega 3 and 6 ensures younger children get what they need, so mums won’t have to worry. This is also important for children who may not yet have a wide repertoire of foods in their diet.
✔ Unique blend of Prebiotics
Prebiotics promote the growth of good Bifidus bacteria for a healthy digestive system. A good digestive system, in turn, ensures that a child’s natural immune defences remain strong. The new Dumex Mamil Gold has a special prebiotic blend that contains galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), and long chain fructo-oligosaccharides (lcFOS) sourced from chicory root, in a ratio of 9:1. In fact, it is the only internationally unique prebiotic blend that’s proven to help maintain a healthy digestive system and support children’s natural defences.
✔ Calcium and Zinc
Calcium is essential for the development of strong bones and teeth. Zinc is needed for general physical development and cell growth, and helps regulate the immune system.
✔ Vitamins D and E
Vitamin D supports calcium absorption, which is needed to build bone strength. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect cells in the body.
Try it out for yourself today and give your child the best of both worlds. Visit www.dumex.com.sg for free samples of the new Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 3.
4 Based on a comparison of DHA levels per 100 g of growing-up milk formulated for the 1-3 years age group. Information is accurate as of March 2020
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