- No reflux or constipation problem.
- Your baby will get the required amount of DHA and ARA.
- The formula milk contains probiotics and many other nutrients.
- Expensive than most other brands of formula.
- Does not come in an air tight container packing.
- Poop smells worse than other formula.
- Presence of soya lecithin is a matter of concern.
- For some babies, formula is hard to digest.
Choosing formula milk for a newborn baby is one of the most difficult tasks for new parents. According to area experts and pediatricians, a baby must not be given anything but breast milk for the first six months. However, should there be a case of no or low breast milk, then formula milk is the only option. Be it any case, one must not overlook the importance of a baby’s nutritional requirements. When it is about formula milk, the market is full of options. However, choosing one from the available options is a challenge. Through this product review, we will be trying to give you an insight into Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1.
Things that I liked in Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1
The packing of Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1 is very simple but attractive. You will be having this product in carton packing with all the important information printed on it.
Apart from branding, on the front side, you see the company’s claim of producing a formula powder that contains DHA, ARA, Whey Protein, Vitamin A, C, D, Iron, and Zinc.
Irrefutably, we all know that for the first 6 months, mother’s milk is the only feed a child must have. Even the companies producing formula milk have a strict belief in this statement.
The same is mentioned on the packing, as well. Should you look at the front-bottom, you will see an important notice, “Mother’s milk is best for your baby.”
From the left of the packing, you will be able to learn more about preparing a feed. We will be talking about this in the future.
From the right side of the packing, you will have all the information about the things your baby will be having from every feed.
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The amount of energy, fats, minerals, and vitamins that your baby will be receiving from per liter of the prepared formula is pragmatically explained.
At the back of the packing, in addition to some precautionary measures, there exists a dietary table. This dietary table is very important, and hereinafter, we will be discussing this table in detail.
On top of the packing, you will have information about the packing date, validity date, and price of the product.
Overall, you will get all the information from its outer packing, which you need to buy and use Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1.
As mentioned above, there is a feeding table printed at the back of the pack. You are supposed to refer to this feeding table, as and when you prepare a feed.
As this is stage 1 formula milk, we believe you must have recently started with formula milk. Therefore, you will be referring to this feeding table all the time; at least for the first six months. We request you to cut the feeding table and glue it somewhere in the kitchen.
Now, let us talk about the ingredients used for Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1. As you can see in the picture below, it is made of several things.
This formula contains milk solids, demineralized whey, soybean oil, corn oil, minerals, antioxidants, DHA, ARA, high oleic sunflower oil, Taurine, acidity regulator, L-carnitine, and a few more ingredients. You can have detailed information from carton packing.
From every 100 grams of powder, you will get 23.7 grams of fat. These 23.7 grams are further divided into several things.
Next is minerals. You will have a very good proportion of calcium, phosphorus, chloride, magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium, sodium, potassium, manganese, iron, and iodine from every 100 grams of powder.
In minerals, you will have calcium, phosphorus, chloride, magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium, sodium, potassium, manganese, iron, and iodine.
Next, come vitamins. From Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1, you will be having Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Vitamin B12, Choline, Taurine and L-Carnitine.
Should you want to read the proportion amounts, we request you to refer to carton packing.
Presence of DHA and ARA
On the packing, at the front, it is clearly mentioned that the Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1 contains DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (Arachidonic acid).
Hope you know that these two acids play a vital role in the physical and mental development of your child. Apart from this, your infant will also get the prescribed amount of protein, vitamin A, C, D, and iron and zinc from the Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1 Formula.
Presence of Probiotics and Nutrients
The formula milk contains probiotics and many other nutrients, which make it a rich and wonderful formula. Perhaps this is why most pediatricians recommend this formula milk.
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The plastic spoon that comes with the pack of Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1, is of top-notch quality.
The branding done on the spoon is brilliant.
Here, we would like to remind you that for making a feed, you must only use this spoon. The primary reason behind using this spoon is to avoid any mistakes with the quantity of powder.
If you are adding more than the prescribed amount of powder, it will lead to troubles like constipation and gas.
However, if you are adding a lesser amount of powder than prescribed, it is going to affect the nutritional values that your baby is going to have from the feed.
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Things That I Disliked In Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1
Presence of Soya Lecithin
In general, soya lecithin is considered to be a good preservative. However, if it is used more than the medically sanctioned amounts, it is not considered good, especially in the case of baby products. It can lead to adverse reactions like diarrhea, stomachache, increased saliva in the mouth, feeling fullness, etc.
Therefore, we do not personally recommend buying and using any such product that contains soya lecithin.
Many Children Face Digestion Problems
The presence of probiotics and other nutrients makes this milk heavy and this is why a few babies take time to digest it.
Now, as it takes time to digest, the child barely feels any hunger and consequently, the time between two feedings is prolonged. To some parents, if their baby is full for a longer duration, they take it as a good thing. However, we personally see it as trouble.
The Information is Only On The Carton
This is one of the negative things. Whether it’s about preparation, storage, or feeding, every important piece of information is only on the carton.
After shifting it from the carton to an air-tight container, generally, people throw this carton. Finally, they have no access to this useful information.
Instead, a company can spend a few more bucks and they can print this whole information on a small pamphlet or booklet. Should this be on an adhesive sticker, it will be really helpful.
You Have To Separately Buy An Airtight Container
Hope you know that even a slight contact between powder and air can destroy powder.
Therefore, the only solution is – once you are done with unpacking the plastic bag, you must keep it in an airtight container.
However, as we mentioned earlier that Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder comes in a carton pack, hence you have to spend a few more bucks on an air-tight container. This is truly troublesome and an additional expense.
Despite having no formulation difference, we believe that Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder is overpriced.
There are multiple other options available in the market that are equally well-known and easy to digest, as well.
The Poop Smells Very Bad
We must say that the smell of Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1 feeding baby’s poop is unbearable. It is worse than other formulas. I did not face any such problem with any other formula milk.
It is very important to take care of hygiene while preparing milk. Follow the guidelines given on packing strictly because any negligence can cause serious damage to your baby’s health.
Whenever you take a powder for formula feed, you should use the spoon that comes with the packing. By doing this, you won’t be making any mistake in taking the quantity of powder.
When making formula feed, you are supposed to mix the prescribed (on the feeding table) quantity of the powder. Should you mix less than the prescribed amount, your baby will not get enough nutrients. And, if you mix more powder in the prescribed amount of water, then it will lead to tummy related discomforts like colic, gas, constipation, etc.
Do not forget to sterilize the spoon before using it for taking the powder out.
Never leave your baby unattended, especially when feeding because it can be fatal.
Although the information about the expiry date is given on the top of the packing, you are advised to either use it within 3 weeks of unpacking or the expiry date, whichever is earlier. To keep it longer than the said duration can be harmful.
When preparing formula milk, do not forget to wash and sterilize the utensils that you will be used for making and serving prepared milk.
Nan Pro 1 Vs. Other Formula Milk
|Nestle NAN PRO 1||Enfamil A+ Stage 1||Nestle Lactogen 1||Dexolac Premium 1|
|Calories(Kcal per 100ml)||492||530||487||511|
|Fat(g per 100ml)||23.7||29.0||23.0||27.0|
|Protein(g per 100ml)||10.7||11.2||10.7||12.0|
|Carbohydrate(g per 100ml)||58.9||59.3||56.0||55.0|
|Folic Acid(UG per 100ml)||90||70||95||90|
|Iron(mg per 100ml)||6.0||5.0||9.5||8.0|
|Calcium(mg per 100ml)||270||300||410||405|
|Zinc(mg per 100ml)||3.20||2.50||3.70||3.50|
How to Prepare Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1
Although the complete preparation procedure can be found from the carton pack for your information, we have mentioned the same hereunder.
To prepare a feed of Nan Pro Infant Formula Powder Stage 1, first, you have to wash your hands. Your personal hygiene is very important.
After this, it is very necessary to sterilize and disinfect the utensils that you will be using for preparing and feeding the milk. Should you make a slight mistake, you will be risking your baby’s health.
The next step is to boil water. You have to boil the water for at least 5 minutes. After boiling it for the said duration, leave it until it becomes a lukewarm temperature.
When the water becomes lukewarm, then you have to take the prescribed amount (refer feeding table) of water. You should use a bottle with milliliters printed on it. Using this type of bottle will save you from making any mistake regarding the amount of water.
Now, you should be mixing the powder in this water. To do so, refer to the feeding table. Make sure that you are adding the right amount of powder. As discussed earlier, you are neither supposed to take a lesser or higher amount of the powder.
After adding powder, mix it well. Make sure there is no trace of powder. Once done, pour the prepared milk in a vessel and feed the infant using a bowl and spoon.
If you’re not handy with a bowl or spoon, you should either take someone’s help or you can opt for a feeding bottle. For your information, we would like to tell you that pediatricians do not recommend feeding bottles.
Detailed Video of How to Prepare Nan Pro Stage 1 Infant Formula in Hindi
Although every baby reacts differently to every formula milk, yet there are a few things in this formula milk, which are making it hard for us to recommend this formula milk.