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Dumex Mamil Gold Nutrition for Different Stages of Child Development

Experiencing parenthood is a joy like no other. Every parent is eager to be there for their child in every little step they make, and the milestones in their physical, mental, and emotional growth. We know the importance of early nutrition, which is why the Dumex Mamil Gold range is made for every stage of your little one's growth.

Aged 1 to 3

At 1 to 3 years of age, it’s critical for your toddler to receive good brain nutrition in early growth and development. Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 3 is fortified with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as high as 75mg per 100g to support brain development, which plays a huge role in the first three years. According to the American Society for Nutrition (1), DHA is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that is produced in small amounts from other fatty acids in the body. This means you need to consume it directly from food like salmon and flaxseeds or a supplement to obtain adequate amounts of DHA. However, it may pose a challenge for your little one during mealtime. With Dumex Mamil Gold, your growing child will benefit from our nutritious ingredients as they consume their milk formula daily. Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 3 also contains calcium, zinc, vitamins D and E. Give your toddler a healthy, growing start with Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 3!

Aged 3 to 6

Between 3 and 6 years old, your child will be experiencing big changes in his social, intellectual, and emotional abilities. Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 4, catered for aged 3 to 6, supports the fundamentals of learning of preschool-aged children. We also know the importance of developing a child’s gross and fine motor skills ― which is why we have incorporated calcium to help with building and maintaining strong bones, and vitamin D for the absorption of calcium. Not only does our milk formula contain these bone-building mineral and vitamin, Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 4 also contains an important micronutrient called zinc that helps in your child’s overall physical development (2). While your child is having fun exploring the world and attending pre-school, kids at this age are also more susceptible to infections and falling ill. Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 4 contains micronutrients that support immune system development, helping your child to fight against germs and viruses and be less susceptible to falling sick.

Above 6 years old

Age 6 onwards is often described as a “middle” childhood milestone. This is part of the maturing phase where older children involve themselves with extensive learning, socializing, and self-development, which are likely to bring impact later into adulthood. As they become stronger and more active, Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 5 is specially formulated with calcium and vitamin D for supporting bone health. According to The Ministry of Health Singapore, it is reported that genetics is a height factor that makes up 40% of children who are shorter than their peers in Singapore. The Health Ministry has also stated that nutrition does play a key role in determining height (3). The intake of calcium and vitamin D are prerequisites for the growth of healthy bones and helps us to grow tall until a certain age in adolescence. Additionally, vitamin A is included for healthy vision maintenance as well as to support the immune system and proper bone growth and development. Other than formulating with DHA and vitamin E, we have included minerals such as iron and phosphorus. Iron is a trace mineral used in the formation of haemoglobin found in red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout our body. Phosphorus is a type of macromineral needed in larger amounts for bone development and to keep other parts of our body healthy.

Dumex Mamil Gold and Early Child Nutrition

Early nutrition also factors in a healthy digestive system, which is what we strongly emphasized in when researching and creating safe, nutritious milk formula. Having a healthy gut plays many key roles in the body, such as supporting natural defences and encouraging brain and physical development. Discover Dumex Mamil Gold, where each stage is specially formulated to support your child's overall growth and development. Dumex Mamil Gold contains the unique prebiotic blend (GOS/lcFOS in the ratio 9:1) that is scientifically researched and found to maintain a healthy digestive system as well as support natural defences in the body. (4) Our new Dumex Mamil Gold products are sucrose-free and contains omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid, ALA) and omega-6 (linoleic acid, LA) as precursors of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA).

Discover Dumex Mamil Gold premium range at https://www.dumex.com.sg/products today!

 

References

1. Swanson, D., Block, R., & Mousa, S. A. (2012). Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA: health benefits throughout life. Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.), 3(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3945/an.111.000893/p>

2. Brown KH et al. (2009). Preventive zinc supplementation among infants, preschoolers, and older prepubertal children. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 30(1), 12-36.

3. Ministry of Health Singapore. (2018, December, 20). Retrieved from https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/2009/my-child-is-too-short-for-his-age-what-should-i-do

4. Arslanoglu et al. 2008. Journal of Nutrition, 138.1091-1095.

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