The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible. As babies grow at different paces, health professionals should advise the mother on the appropriate time when her baby should start receiving complementary foods.
Minimize Your Child’s Risk Of Allergies
Every Mum has a different way of raising her children
But no matter how you choose to be a parent, we all want the same thing: the best for our precious little ones. And that includes doing everything we can to minimize their risk of developing allergies.
Help keep your little one protected with NANKID OPTIPRO® HA 3, which is scientifically formulated with Nestle's Most Advanced Protein1 and less allergenic2 than regular cow's milk.
Find below how this milk helps your child digest and absorb nutrients better to help them build a strong foundation.
1which are proteins broken down into pieces that are 10x smaller through a hydrolysis within Nestlé
2von Berg A et al, for the GINIplus Study Group. Allergic manifestation 15 years after early intervention with hydrolysed formulas – the GINI Study. Allergy 2016: 71:210-219.
What is Allergy?
Allergies are an abnormal overreaction of the immune system to substances that are normally not harmful to our body. These substances are called allergens.
Reference: about Allergies. Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology.
- Dust mites
- Animal dander
Understanding food allergens
Some of the major food allergens in children include:
- Cow’s Milk Protein
- Soy Protein
While in older children, they include:
Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy
Did you know that it’s actually not recommended for children to consume cow’s milk? That’s because cow’s milk contains approximately 30 potentially allergenic proteins that majority of children are sensitive to. As a result, the consumption of cow’s milk might result in them developing other forms of allergies, including asthma.
1. Guidelines for the Management of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy in Children, 2012. MSAI, MPA
2. Cordle CT. Soy Protein Allergy: Incidence and Relative Severity. J Nutr. 2004; 134-213S-1219S
Example of allergies
Difficulty in breathing caused by airway inflammation
Dry, itchy, red rashes on skin
Runny nose with sneezing but not due to cold or flu
Red, watery, itchy eyes caused by allergy
Red, itchy swollen spots on the skin
Reference: About Allergies. Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology. URL: http://www.allergymsal.org/allergies-overview.html
Family History: Every child is at risk of allergy
The likelihood of a child developing allergies can be hereditary. Do you and your spouse have a history of allergy?
Refer to the chart below to determine your child’s risk.
*Adapted from Malaysian Allergy Prevention (MAP) Guidelines.
1 in 3 Malaysians are not aware
that allergy can be inherited.
Allergy March is a progression of allergies that affects children as they grow older.
It often begins with food allergies and atopic eczema, before progressing to asthma and allergic rhinitis.
Research has shown that up to 80% of children with atopic eczema will develop asthma or allergic rhinitis in future.
Reference: Grass T et al. The allergy syndrome in childhood. Immunologic principles--risk factors—prevention. Monatsschr Kinderheilkd 1991; 139 (6):316-22.
Did you know that not all protein are the same
NANKID OPTIPRO® HA 3 contains Partially Hydrolysed 100% Whey Protein that is broken down into smaller pieces using using Nestlé’s unique process.
Reduce risk of eczema
Research has shown that Partially Hydrolysed 100% Whey Protein Formula can help reduce the risk of eczema
in high-risk children by up to 42%!
von Berg A et al, for the GINIplus study group. Allergic manifestation 15 years after early intervention with hydrolyzed formulas - the GINI Study. Allergy 2016;71:210-219
Reference: von Berg A et al, for the GINIplus study group. Allergy 2016;17:210-219
NANKID OPTIPRO® HA 3
Formulated with Nestlé’s Most Advanced Protein, OPTIPRO® (Optimized Protein), that's broken down into smaller pieces through a unique Nestlé process.
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