When it comes to baby milk powder, it is absolutely the top priority in the hearts of moms and dads, no matter how rigorously they are selected, it is not an exaggeration.
But when it comes to foaming milk, many people don't take it seriously, "What's the difficulty of foaming milk, isn't it just pour some powdered milk, put some water, and shake it?"
Is it really?
There was a piece of news before that because the baby was born prematurely, the novice parents deliberately concentrated the baby's milk powder in order to let the baby get more nutrition, but the result was that the baby's intestinal necrosis was almost killed.
Foaming milk caused trouble and almost killed the baby!
Although this kind of thing is a case, but incorrectly foaming milk leads to constipation, malnutrition... but it often appears in life.
So, foaming milk is really a technical job!
Today, together with Mom and Dad, we will find out the misunderstandings of milk foaming hidden in our daily life, and see if there are any pits you have fallen into.
Misunderstanding 1: If the milk powder is thickened, the baby will be more hungry?
The concentration of milk powder has always been a hurdle in the minds of parents. They often fall into the misunderstanding that "milk is thicker, more nutritious, and more hungry."
In fact, if the milk is too thick, it puts too much pressure on the baby's digestive system. It is not easy to digest, it will damage the intestinal mucosa, and will damage the kidneys, and sometimes it may be life-threatening!
Correct: The packaging of formula milk powder will clearly indicate the proportion of preparation, and it will be prepared according to the proportion.
Misunderstanding 2: The milk powder is diluted a little, and the baby has more water intake?
"Give the baby water" is also a child-rearing obsession of many parents. In hot weather, drink plenty of water; for constipation, drink plenty of water.
When encountering a baby who does not like to drink water, adding more water when making milk has become the choice of many parents.
However, the "American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Encyclopedia" mentioned that "babies who eat breast milk or formula milk within six months of the year usually do not need to supplement water and juice."
The water content of the brewed milk powder is as high as 90%. If the brewing ratio of the formula milk is strictly followed, no additional water is required.
Babies who drink formula milk tend to have fewer bowel movements than breast milk. Failure to pull out bowel movements is not necessarily due to constipation, let alone getting angry. It may just be that the defecation interval is longer.
If you are really constipated, there are many reasons: too thick brewing, formula milk allergy, or baby’s gastrointestinal problems, you need to find out the cause, and you can’t expect to drink a few sips of water to solve it.
Correct: The dosage of different milk powder brands is different, and the dosage is different at different stages. In one sentence, "follow the brewing instructions on the milk powder can, that's right."
Misunderstanding 3: Using mineral water to make milk powder is healthier?
Many people think that "nothing can be bitter to the child". In addition to high-end milk powder, high-end mineral water must be arranged for the baby!
But the nutrients the baby needs are not expected to be obtained from the foaming water. In addition, the baby's kidney function is not fully developed. Drinking milk with high mineral content of mineral water for a long time may increase the burden on the kidneys, which is not conducive to the growth and development of the baby.
Correct: The tap water is boiled and allowed to cool, which saves money and is simple. Use the money you save to buy educational toys and picture books for your baby. Doesn't it smell good?
Misunderstanding 4: Can the milk be soaked in advance to make it more convenient for the baby to drink?
In order to allow the baby to drink milk at any time, and the temperature is not so high, some parents will choose to soak the milk powder in advance, put it in the baby warmer, and feed it directly when the baby is hungry.
In fact, no matter what milk powder is, there is a "shelf life" after it is made.
If the baby does not drink, the milk should be stored at room temperature for no more than 2 hours; if the baby drinks part of it, it needs to be consumed within 1 hour. Over time, bacteria will breed and harm the baby's health.
If you choose to store it in a refrigerator below 5°C, it can be refrigerated for 24 hours, up to 48 hours. But pay attention to heating the milk with hot water for no more than 15 minutes, and rotate the bottle occasionally to heat the milk evenly.
Correct: It is best to drink as soon as it is soaked. If it is soaked in advance, pay attention to the storage time of the milk. It is not recommended to keep it on the bottle warmer after soaking, because it is easy to breed bacteria. For parents who cannot wait for the hot water to warm up, it is also a good choice to use cold boiled water with boiling water.
Misunderstanding 5: Milk powder + rice noodles are more nutritious?
As the baby grows up, the addition of complementary food is another highlight, and rice noodles is one of the main complementary foods.
Some parents will choose to put rice noodles and milk powder together, brew them in a feeding bottle, and give them to their babies. This saves time and also takes care of satiety and nutrition. Is it perfect?
but! Milk powder is the staple food for artificially fed babies. Rice noodles are only used as a supplementary food. If rice noodles are forcibly mixed with milk powder, it may cause an imbalance in the intake of nutrients and calories, which will affect the baby's health.
Correct: Separately. Never add rice noodles directly to the bottle unless a doctor advises you to do so.
Misunderstanding 6: After the milk powder is opened, can it be consumed within the shelf life?
Most babies eat different foods, especially after babies grow up, they consume more and more foods. It often takes a long time for a can of milk powder to be consumed after it is opened.
Many mothers think that as long as they are stored properly, they can drink it within the shelf life indicated in the milk powder can. This will actually cause the baby's health.
Correct: The shelf life marked on the general milk powder can refers to the shelf life of the unopened lid. Once the cap is opened, it is recommended to drink it within 1 month.
Especially in the summer, many people will choose to put the milk powder in the refrigerator for storage. As everyone knows, when the milk powder is taken out of the refrigerator, a lot of small water droplets will appear in the tank, and the milk powder will become damp and deteriorate more easily. Even in the hot summer, it is recommended that you put the milk powder in a cool, ventilated place.