Choline is another nutrient found in breast milk that helps support a baby's brain development. The body uses it in cell membranes, and to help some cells communicate with each other. Choline also helps the body use fat, and control its muscles.
Intact proteins are proteins that aren't broken down yet. Breast milk has intact whey and casein proteins in it. So do most formulas. If you are formula-feeding, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting with a standard cow's milk-based formula.
If your baby has tolerance issues, she may benefit from a formula with decreased lactose and partially broken-down proteins, or extensively broken-down proteins.
Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system—where about 70% of your baby's immune system is located. Emerging science suggests prebiotics may support your baby's developing immune system. Prebiotics are found in breast milk, and in infant formula like improved Analac's dual prebiotic blend.
Certain fatty acids, like DHA and ARA, are building blocks for your baby's brain and eyes, before and after birth. Because a baby's brain develops quickly in the early months of life, many experts believe that it can be beneficial for babies to get DHA and ARA during that time.
You can pass DHA and ARA to your baby through breast milk. Or he can get these same great nutrients through infant formula like Analac. Analac has our blend of DHA and ARA, important nutrients that support brain and eye development. In fact, Analac is our closest formula to breast milk.
Choline has always been in our infant and toddler formulas. Choline helps support a baby’s rapid brain growth and development which occur in the first two years of life. Like DHA and ARA, choline is a building block for baby’s brain.
Ask your baby's doctor about formulas that are patterned after breast milk, with balanced nutrition, intact proteins and DHA and ARA as recommended by experts, two important fatty acids that support your baby's brain and eye development. The maker of Analac realizes that every little digestive system is different. What makes one baby smile might make another one cry. That's why Enfamil has developed an entire family of formulas to meet your baby's changing needs.
In fact, the most typical signs of anemia are pale skin and tiredness. Other signs include rapid heartbeat, irritability, loss of appetite, brittle nails, and a sore or swollen tongue. But it's common for a baby with anemia not to have any symptoms at all.
People become anemic when red blood cells don't carry enough oxygen to the tissues in their body. Various conditions can cause anemia, including an inherited illness called sickle cell anemia, but iron deficiency is the most common cause.
The human body needs iron to make hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying red pigment in blood. If your baby doesn't get enough iron, he'll have fewer red blood cells – and the ones he has will be smaller, so his body tissues will receive less oxygen than they should.
Children are especially susceptible to anemia during periods of rapid growth, when they need extra iron that they don't always get. But iron-deficiency anemia doesn't happen overnight – it's caused by a relatively severe deficiency that develops over time.
Iron deficiencies can happen for several reasons, including not enough iron in the diet, ongoing blood loss (in the intestinal tract, for example), and poor absorption of iron.