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Apr 11

There’s no milk like mother’s milk! Breastmilk is the best milk for newborns and it should be the exclusive food until they reach six months old. Exclusive means ideally there is no other milk or food sources. During weaning period (from 6 months onwards), babies will start taking solid foods as being recommended by the nutrition experts.

Breastfeeding can be continued till your kid reaches one year old and beyond. Some of my friends even breastfed till their kids reached three years old. However, most moms find it hard to express their milk during work and, therefore they are unable to provide solely breastmilk to their toddlers. Some children are natural milk lovers.

My little boy is now five years old and he was exclusively breastfed for about eight months old. After that, I weaned him on follow-up milk. He just loves his milk and cannot sleep without a bottle of warm milk before nap and bedtime.

So, the big question is which milk should we offer to our little toddlers? There are so many alphabets, funny names and all kinds of flavours to choose from. It is sometimes hard for us to decide because we want the best for our children.

Recently, my friend got me a tin of Friso Gold 4 new hygiene pack (suitable for my boy who is above four years old) since he knows that my little boy is one of the most blogged-about boy on the Malaysia’s blogosphere. Incidentally, I already bought a tin earlier when I saw the advertisement appearing on my blog.

I did a quick check and like their special hygiene pack and ingredients such as prebiotics and probiotics. My boy is very actively exploring in the park and garden. He is now mixing with other children of his age and getting the germs and bugs are inevitable.

According to Friso’s website,

Friso Gold is enhanced with Frisoshield™ for more goodness. It contains a nutritious combination of prebiotics (FOS), probiotics (L. reuteri), nucleotides, selenium and mixed carotenes. Friso Gold also has DHA, AA and SA for your child’s overall development.

My little boy loves the flavour of the milk so much! He said it tastes like the warm vanilla that I get for him at coffee joints. I am already into the second tin, just after more than a week because he wanted several bottles a day.

I figure out…..he won’t be asking for milk for much longer as most children will outgrow their liking for milk once they are older. So I better give him all the goodness and nutrients he demands now. He leads a very active lifestyle full of swimming, running in the park, playing badminton with my husband and practically on full turbo charged the whole day.

So, if you are wondering which milk to get for your child, think of the nice taste of warm vanilla which contains the necessary goodness that protects our child. My little boy certainly knows how to enjoy life.

There are various stages of the milk for children above one year old. Do look for the right lable and find one suitable for your child’s age.