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What is Diarrhoea

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What is Diarrhoea?

  • Diarrhoea is the passing of 3 or more loose watery stools in a day. This is a common problem in children and may be a symptom of CMPA.
  • Diarrhoea can be caused by infections from bad bacteria, viruses or parasite.

What are the symptoms of Diarrhoea?

A child experiencing symptoms of diarrhoea

What are the risk factors of Diarrhoea?

  • Exposure to bad bacteria, viruses and parasites that cause diarrhoea
  • Food allergy such as cow’s milk protein
  • Drug reaction

What is a soy-based formula?

  • Soy-based formula are lactose and cow’s milk free. It is safe and as nutritious as cow’s milk formula. Studies have shown that there were no differences in growth, mental and language development between cow’s milk fed - children and soy-fed children6.
  • Soy is an excellent source of high quality dietary protein as it contains all the essential building blocks, or amino acids, in amounts we need for daily activities. Soy also contains all the essential vitamins and minerals (such as calcium) to support your child's growth and development.
During Diarrhoea, the lining of your child’s gut may be damaged. This lining helps produce lactase, an enzyme required for digestion of lactose (milk sugar). Hence, the child may be experiencing temporary lactose intolerance which would worsen the diarrhoea.

How can you help to manage your child's CMPA and Diarrhoea?

  • The Academy of Medicine, Singapore guidelines1 recommends soy-based formula for children with diagnosed Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy or persistent diarrhoea for more than 10 days. Always consult your doctor.
  • Avoid cow’s milk formulas or any foods that contain cow’s milk such as cream, butter, milk powder and yoghurt.
  • Do not dilute your child’s milk feedings during diarrhoea as it compromises your child’s nutrition and will not reduce the duration of diarrhoea2.
  • Select a soy-based formula that also contains important nutrients such DHA and AA for brain and eye development and prebiotics for good digestive health.

What is a soy-based formula?

  • Soy-based formula are lactose and cow’s milk free. It is safe and as nutritious as cow’s milk formula. Studies have shown that there were no differences in growth, mental and language development between cow’s milk fed - children and soy-fed children3.
  • Soy is an excellent source of high quality dietary protein as it contains all the essential building blocks, or amino acids, in amounts we need for daily activities. Soy also contains all the essential vitamins and minerals (such as calcium) to support your child's growth and development.
Dumex® Mamil® Gold Soy 800g Tin  
Dumex Mamil® Gold Soy
(1 year onwards)
800g
 
Soy Origin : USA
 
 
Digestive Health Benefits of  Soy Protein

U.S.A Protein Isolate

High quality complete U.S.A soy protein isolate that is free of cow’s milk and lactose to support children with special feeding needs. Protein helps support tissue building and growth.

Prebiotics

Lcfos: Prebiotics promote the growth of good Bifidus bacteria to help maintain a healthy digestive system.

Brain and Eye Development Benefits of  Soy Protein

DHA, ARA

Important building blocks for development of the brain and eyes

Omega 3 & 6

Precursors of DHA and ARA

Growth  Development Benefits of  Soy Protein

Calcium

Helps support development of strong bones and teeth

Vitamin D

Helps support calcium absorption and improves bone strength

Vitamin E

An antioxidant that helps protect cells in the body

Zinc

Helps in physical development

Mamil Gold Soy Brand X
Price Per Serve $1.35 $1.57
Energy (kcal) 127 119
Protein (g) 4.9 3.7
Fat (g) 4.8 5.0
DHA (mg) 14.7 2.4
Calcium (mg) 151 134
Prebiotics - FOS (mg) 0.41 0.42
Sucrose (g) Sucrose Free Added Sucrose
References
  1. Academy of Medicine Singapore – Ministry of Health (2010) Management of Food Allergy
  2. MacGillivray S, et al. (2013). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013
  3. Andres A, et al. (2012). PEDIATRICS, 2012 : 129(6), pp.1134-1140.Lee A. et al. Asia Pacific Allergy 2003, 3(1), p.3.
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