The Importance of Growing Up Milk


What is the best nutritional option for my child?

Calling all mummies and daddies — do you know if your children are getting the vitamins and minerals they require from solid food? How much can fresh milk help to supplement your children's diets? they are groeing up at a fast rate and you need to pay full attention to their diet as missing key nutrients during these critical periods may lead to both physical and cognitive delays!1 So make sure that you provide them with a full spectrum of nutrients needed to cope with the high demands of their school and play time.

Dugro Nutritious Milk

Quick Facts

Take a quick peep at the following table comprising of the key nutrients that your child will need in their formative years and understand the differences between fresh milk and growing up milk formulas.


Table 1: Comparing Fresh milk with

Dugro stage 3-4 milk formulas

(per serving)

                                                  Brand M Fresh Milk DUGRO Stage 3
(1 - 3 years old)
DUGRO Stage 4
(3 - 6 years old)
Amount per serving (mg) 244 220 245
Price per serving $0.64 $1.05 $1.22
DHA (mg) 0 16.2 16.2
Vitamin A (mcg RE) 0 68 112
Vitamin D3 (mcg) 0.7 1.1
Calcium (mg) 218 251 359
Iron (mg) 0 1.9 3.1
Iodine (mcg) 0 28 38
Zinc (mg) 0 1.0 1.4


Table 2: Functions of nutrients

Dumex Dugro Docosahexaenoic Acid (small image)

DHA (mg)

Building blocks for brain and eye

Dumex Dugro Vitamin A for vision, healthy skin and immune system

Vitamin A (mcg RE)

For vision, healthy skin and immune system

Dumex Dugro Vitamin B1 for energy production and supporting the nervous system

Vitamin B1 (mcg)

Essential for energy production and supporting the nervous system

Dumex Dugro Vitamin B2 essential for nervous system

Vitamin B2 (mcg)

Essential for energy production, vision and nervous system

Dumex Dugro Vitamin B6 to maintain the health of nervous system

Vitamin B6 (mcg)

Helps to maintain the health of the nervous system and red blood cells

Dumex Dugro Vitamin B12 (mcg)

Vitamin B12 (mcg)

Aids in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and lipids

Dumex Dugro Vitamin C (mg)

Vitamin C (mg)

Important for immune system health & helps in iron absorption

Dumex Dugro Vitamin D3 (mcg)

Vitamin D3 (mcg)

Required for absorption of calcium & phosphorous

Dumex Dugro Vitamin E - Alpha Tocopherol

Vitamin E (mg alpha - TE)

An antioxidant that helps to protect cells in the body

Calcium in milk formula

Calcium (mg)

Helps to build strong bones and teeth

Dumex Dugro Folic Acid (mcg)

Folic Acid (mcg)

Helps the body produce and maintain new cells

Dumex Dugro Iron (mg) Vitamin

Iron (mg)

Helps red blood cells carry oxygen around the body

Dumex Dugro Iodine Vitamin

Iodine (mcg)

Required for normal thyroid function and aids in brain function

Dumex Dugro Magnesium (mg)

Magnesium (mg)

Helps to maintain nerves and muscles and is essential for building bones and teeth

Dumex Dugro Niacin (mg) Vitamin

Niacin (mg)

Essential in supporting skin health, energy metabolism and nervous systems

Dumex Dugro Zinc (mg) Vitamin

Zinc (mg)

Essential for cell growth and development, immune system, hair and nail growth


Be Milk Savvy – Why formula milk?

Dugro Formula Milk vs Fresh Milk Calcium

                                        DUGRO Stage 3 and 4 are higher in calcium than fresh milk based on each serving.

Dugro Vitamins and Minerals

DUGRO has more than 20 recommended vitamins and minerals that supports overall growth and development.

Dumex Dugro Docosahexaenoic Acid (large image)

DUGRO has DHA which is a critical building block for brain development.

Fresh Milk vs Dumex Formula Milk Shelf Life

DUGRO has a longer shelf life as compared to fresh milk (less than 7 days).

Nutrients in warmed up fresh milk

Nutrients in fresh milk would be destroyed if it is warmed up inappropriately.2

Cold fresh milk, may result in slower digestion and blood circulation

If fresh milk is served cold, it may result in slower digestion and blood circulation.3


Achieve MORE with DUGRO

Get so much more iron in just 1 glass of Dugro!

Dugro formua milk vs fresh milk iron content

It is this simple - Your child ONLY needs to drink 1 glass of Dugro instead of 31

glasses of fresh milk to get the same iron levels!4


Good news for parents

As shown in Table 1, all specially formulated Dugro stage 3 - 4 milk formula contain key nutrients needed for brain development, physical growth and digestive health.


Nutrients of the Century

Experts have warned parents to look out for the most important nutrients for their children which fresh milk is unable to provide.5 Your child may be low on the “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D if they seldom play outdoors or go under the sun. If they complain of tiredness and are not eating well, they may be suffering from iron deficiency as they are at their period of most rapid growth.6 If this was to persist over a long period of time, your child could develop iron-deficiency anaemia that may result in learning and behavioural problems.7

But do not worry as a recent study has found that fortified milk formulas can help improve iron and vitamin D status of healthy young children.8 Let Dugro milk formula be your choice for so much more goodness now!

Dugro Nutrition: Sunlight Vitamin D
1 Karratti, D. How poor Nutrition Affects Child development. LiveStrong Website;

2 Sood, P. Should you boil pasteurized milk? Times of India Website;

3Peter, M. Does baby formula need to be warmed up? LIVESTRONG website; Accessed June 5, 2018

4 Nutrient content of milk varieties. Milk Facts Website; Accessed May 6, 2018

5 Berntzen, J.P. Is your kid short of vitamin D? Smart Parents website; Accessed May 6, 2018.

6 Identifying and Managing Iron Deficiency Anaemia. Singhealth Medical News 2013; Accessed May 6, 2018.

7 Gupta, R.C. Iron Deficiency Anemia. KidsHealth; Accessed May 23, 2018.

8 Akkermans, M.D, et al. A micronutrient-fortified young-child formula improves the iron and vitamin D status of healthy young European children: a randomized,
double-blind controlled trial, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 105, Issue 2, 1 February 2017, Pages 391–399,

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