Fresh vs Formula

No I’m not weaning Z off the boobies yet. Baru je buat entry ini dengan penuh semangat waja, mana mungkin mahu bercerai susu. Enggak!

Z had his 1yo immunization on his birthday. Oh I have to jot this down. Nanti takut lupa! He didn’t cry AT ALL! It’s like nothing happened. Dia pandang muka Dr Sharmila tenung je. Mama yang ngeri tengok jarum masuk full dalam peha dia. Sangat la kagum! Told ya he’s my tough cookie!

Okay back to the subject.

Discuss itu ini about his development. Then I raised my concern that Z is underweight. She admitted that Z is on the lighter side for a boy. Tengok graph boleh nampak la Z’s weight is below the graph line. Bawah sikit je. Paed kata it’s okay coz he was not well for the past few months so that explains the weight. Lagipun berat dia stagnant. Bukan drop. She recommended that we feed Z with more cheese, butter, yoghurt and milk. And she specifically mentioned fresh milk.

I heard about fresh milk being introduced to toddlers is better than formula. Especially when there are issues now relating to the high sugar content in formula milk. Now I know why IY is so hyper! He’s got that sugar rush all the time! I always wonder where do all the energy come from. Rupanya Pediasure vanilla yang sedap dan manis itu. I’m trying to wean IY off the bottle soon and change to fresh milk but that’s a different entry. That’s a different challenge for me coz he doesn’t like the taste.

Back to Z – I’m thinking on how to add fresh milk into his diet. Selain masak letak susu and cheese, I’m also planning to feed him Dutch Lady susu kotak tu. But slowly la, cannot too drastic. I don’t want his tummy “terkejut”. Paeds in the UK and US recommend fresh milk as supplementary milk to kids. Kita kat Malaysia yang dilonggokkan dengan too many brands of formula milk. Berpinau mata nak pilih brand mana yang sesuai dengan perut anak dan poket mak bapak.

I have many friends who introduced their kids to fresh milk and had no problems. In fact lagi mudah dan senang coz just cucuk straw and minum. Tak payah ber-thermos bagai bila travelling.

IY hates the white fresh milk. I hope Z doesn’t.

Wish me luck!

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7 thoughts on “Fresh vs Formula

  1. Hi Puteri,

    Why not try good day fresh milk. Bau susu dia tak hapak mcm sesetengah susu since expiry date susu tu pun tak lama. Other fresh milk brands kadang tu dia punya expiry date up to 6 month & sometimes bau hapak sikit / mcm bau kotak. My 2 yo girl ok with good day fresh milk… oo… ada chocolate flavor too.

    • HI!

      Thanks for the recommendation. Okay nanti I try Good Day. Semalam dah beli Dutch Lady UHT dalam kotak tu yang for 1-6 years old. Tapi belum kasi dia minum Just add dalam bubur je. Nak tengok if dia ada allergy reaction tak. Nauzubillah.

      If dia ok dengan cow’s milk, than I will explore brand mana yang sedap.

      I pun suka Good Day sedap. Boleh la jugak introduce IY dengan Good Day choc coz dia tak suka white milk.

  2. i pun give gibran fresh milk from the time dia weaned off the breast when he was 1+ due to his hyperness, dia mmg cannot take formula (the sugar in formula really affected him). he likes his milk fridge cold from the start. agak kronik, yes! i give the dutch lady uht fresh milk yg dlm kotak tu (warna biru and hijau) until now, 5 yrs on. now kengkadang if takde dutch lady fresh, i buy meadow fresh (uht fresh milk from NZ). i intend to do the same with ilan; terus straight to fresh milk. i dont intend to give ilan formula jugak. nak travel pun senang.

    • Tu la kan? Dulu masa IY I tak pandai lagi formula vs fresh. Now with Z I don’t want to do the same mistake.
      Now nampak macam too late nak wean IY off the Pediasure, tapi nak cuba jugak. He loves choc milk so I guess that’s a start lah.

  3. salam puteri,
    i pun bagi fresh milk Dutch Lady 1-6 yo to my daughter everyday…memang beli buat stok di rumah berkoyan…easy to manage..xperlu thermos, air masak segala bagai bila travel… sebab dah biasa bf, so cam leceh plak bila nak kena bw segala mak nenek tu bila dah wean off…hehhe just my 2cents

    oh btw, my daughter pun at the same time on Pediasure choc. sebab umur 2tahun berat hanya 8kg…Pediasure di nursery, susu cap gantung+fresh milk di rumah 🙂

    • Salam Aimi,
      Pediasure mmg recommended for underweight kids kan? Dulu IY I introduced to Pediasure sbb dia picky eater. Altho now Z ni underweight sikit, I kalau boleh tak nak la kasi formula dah. Karang terlebih hyper 2 beradik tu..mama pengsan!

      Thanks for your input!

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