Suara.com – After the child has stopped consuming breast milk since the age of 2 years or less, most parents will probably continue the habit of drinking milk in the form of packaged or formula milk.
These habits can indeed help the child’s growth and development. However, parents are reminded not to arbitrarily choose a formula for children. Not only does it taste good, but baby formula milk must also contain important nutrients.
Pediatrician dr. Margaret Komalasari, Sp.A., said that the nutrition that children get will greatly affect their motor and cognitive abilities during infancy.
“Research shows that if children are malnourished from a young age, it will interfere with brain development,” said Dr Margaret during the Winning Window Period webinar with Nutrilon Royal, Tuesday (9/8/2022).
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In the period of motor and cognitive development, there are three important nutrients that are good for children. Namely, fos gos, omega 3, and omega 6.
Doctor Margaret explained, fos gos is a component of the prebiotic part which is food for good bacteria or probiotics. If the number of probiotics increases because they get a lot of prebiotic intake, then the child’s immune system will also get better.
“The immune system in the intestine will cause a good immune response. So children are healthy children. Also of course he will learn something quickly without getting sick,” he said.
Meanwhile, omega 3 and omega 6 are fatty acids that are important to support the growth and development of children. These two nutrients cannot be produced naturally from the body. So that children need omega 3 and omega 6 intake from nutritious foods, such as milk, fish, eggs, meat, and chicken.
In addition to nutrition, parents should also know the best time to give milk to their children.
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“So drinking milk is part of calcium. In the past we always knew 4 healthy 5 perfect, now the priority is more on balanced healthy food. So we usually recommend that milk before going to school is easier to prepare and the nutritional components are complete. Maybe one one more time before bed,” he suggested.