The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months. Consult your doctor for advice on when to introduce complementary foods to your baby. Breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible after introduction of complementary foods.
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Milk is known for its richness in calcium and thus its importance for your bones, but did you know that milk contains more than 9 other essential nutrients? It contains protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fat:
Ask the doctor: Is milk fattening? Milk is not high in calories when it’s low fat or 0% fat. If you’re on a diet, concentrate on lowering the amount of fat within your diet. So, don’t remove milk totally from your diet, but choose low fat or 0% fat milk since it contains all the nutrients found in full cream milk except for the fat.
It is important to know that not all milks are the same. Fortifying milk with vitamins and minerals is a very delicate process, and the quality and quantity of the added nutrients have a direct effect on health. Good to know:
Nestlé NESVITA® Pro-Bones Low Fat or 0 Fat is superior to normal milk, because it is fortified with calcium, and also contains Calcilock™, a unique combination of nutrients that helps absorb and lock the calcium into the bones.
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