- Easier to digest than any other formula.
- By far the cheapest formula available in the market.
- Baby poop will not change color and won’t have any odor.
- Makes most babies colicky.
- Is known to give constipation to babies.
- Does not have any probiotics.
Without any shadow of a doubt, mother’s milk is best for your baby. However, there are certain cases where breastfeeding is not available for any reason or if a mother is not producing enough milk for the baby, then the parents are left with no option than relying on formula milk. As you know, should you ask for a baby formula milk, you will be given hundreds of options. However, the question is, “what suits my baby?” And, the person to answer the question is, “your pediatrician.” In this article, we will be reviewing Nestle Lactogen Infant Formula Powder Stage 1.
Things I Liked in Nestle Infant Formula Powder Stage 1
To start with, let us first talk about the packing. I really liked the combination of blue, golden, pink and white. Moreover, Nestle is known for years, hence you can buy it without any dubiousness.
The formula milk comes in a completely sealed carton packing. And, at the front of this carton packing, you will be able to see Nestle’s logo.
I must say, Nestle’s logo is very touchy. You will see a big bird (like a mother) sitting in a nest with two little birds.
It seems like a mother is feeding her two babies. This is quite thoughtful.
Under the logo, next comes to the information about the stage of the formula milk purchased.
Beneath it, you will see information about suitable age-group. As you know, formula milk is divided into stages and every stage signifies a suitable age group.
In our case, as we purchased stage 1 formula milk, hence it is suitable for babies under six month.
At the bottom, on a pink strip, you will see an important notice, “Mother’s milk is best for your baby.”
In fact, this is very important information. Hopefully, you know that you are not supposed to feed your newborn with anything else than mother’s milk (or formula milk) for the first 6 months.
On the right side of packing, there is information about the ingredients that are used to make this formula milk. We will be talking about these in details.
Under the ingredients, you will be able to read more about the nutritional amounts that you will be getting from every 100grams or per liter of prepared formula milk. We will talk about these in details.
On the left side of the packing, you will find information about how to keep this formula milk safe after opening this packing.
Nestle has repeatedly stressed that the mother’s milk is the best.
You can see that even on this part of the packing, it has been written that Nestle also believes that the mother’s milk is the best for the baby and the babies that receive the right nutrition in the first two years of life are much more likely to benefit from the good health throughout childhood and adulthood.
On the back of the packing, you will get a feeding table. From this table, you will be able to know how much and how often you need to feed your child. Very detailed information has been given about first, second, third and fourth week, and then about the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth months.
Below the feeding table, descriptions about the formulation and preparation of milk are described. We will talk further about this information in detail.
The method of preparing formula milk on the right side of this packing has also been given. We will also discuss this later.
Information about the price and expiration date of Nestle Lactogen Infant Formula Powder Stage 1 is given on the top of the carton packing.
You can see that the pack bought by us was packed in November 2018. The expiry date is November 2019. Once you open the packet, you are highly advised to use it within 3 weeks or before the expiry date.
Now we will talk about the ingredients used in making Nestle Lactogen Infant Formula Powder Stage 1. As you can see in the picture below that it is made up of several things.
This formula milk is formed with milk Solids, demineralised whey, soyabean oil, corn oil, minerals (calcium citrate, sodium citrate, potassium phosphate dibasic, magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, cupric sulphate, manganese sulphate, potassium iodide and sodium selenite), antioxidant (soya lecithin), Vitamins (sodium ascorbate, dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, Nicotinamide, Choline Bitartrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Retinyl acetate, Folic acid, Phytylmenaquinone, d-Biotin, Ergocalciferol and Cyanocobalamine), Taurine, Acidity regulators (citric acid and potassium hydroxide) and L- Carnitine.
Nutritional Values That A Baby Will Get From This Formula
Now, let us talk about the nutritional values that we are going to get from this formula milk. We will be talking about the amounts of fats, minerals, and vitamins. If you can see, on the right side of the packing, this information is in details.
From the carton, you can learn what all your baby will be getting from every 100 grams.
As you can see in the picture above, your baby is going to get 10.7-gram Saturated Fatty Acids, 4.0-gram Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, 4.5-gram Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, 0.8 gram Trans Fatty Acids, and 25 milligrams Cholesterol.
Now, let us talk about the minerals. Below fats, you will see information about minerals.
From every 100 grams you will get 300.00 Milligram Calcium, 150.00 Milligram Phosphorus, 250.00 Milligram Chloride, 30.00 Milligram Magnesium, 0.28 Milligram Copper, 2.50 Milligram Zinc, 14.00 Milligram Selenium, 170.00 Milligram Sodium, 470.00 Milligram Potassium, 53.00 Microgram Manganese, 5.00 Milligram Iron, and 74.00 Microgram Iodine.
Now, let us talk about the vitamins that your baby will be getting from every 100 grams serving.
From every 100 grams, your baby will be getting 390.00 µgRE Vitamin A, 50.00 Miligram Vitamin C, 5.25 Microgram Vitamin D, 3.33 mgTE Vitamin E, 45.00 Microgram Vitamin K, 0.34 Miligram Thiamine, 0.70 Miligram Riboflavin, 3.20 Miligram Niacin, 2.10 Miligram Pantothenic Acid, 70.00 Microgram Folic Acid, 0.38 Miligram Vitamin B6, 12.50 Microgram Biotin, 1.00 Microgram Vitamin B12, 49.00 Miligram Choline, 32.00 Miligram Taurine,5.9 and Miligram L- Carnitine.
The feeding table given on the packing of cardboard is a very good and helpful thing. I request you to keep this feeding table handy. It has often been seen that after unpacking, parents throw this carton packing considering it useless.
Because of this, most important information is also destroyed and later they face problem in making formula milk. Hence, it is in the best interest of the powder that as soon you take that powder out, cut this feeding table and keep it somewhere near your eyes.
Packing within Carton
In order to protect Nestle Lactogen Infant Formula Powder Stage 1, besides carton packing, there is another air-tight packing.
On this packing, you will find information about, “how to protect the formula milk.”
You will see that it has been emphasized to keep the powder within this packing and this packing should be kept in an air-tight container.
Easy To Digest
My baby had to deal with a lot of digestion issues with the formula milk that I used before Lactogen 1. The primary issue that my baby faced was gas.
However, Lactogen 1 was very light on the baby’s tummy which is a great thing because it was easily digested by the baby.
The formula milk that I used before changed my baby’s poop color from yellow to the darkest green. That came with an unimaginable odor. But with Lactogen 1, at least the poop didn’t change color nor did it have any odor.
Now because it was digested easily, it was easier for me to give a fixed amount of formula milk to the baby. Obviously, if the first feed does not reach, then the baby does not demand milk for the second time.
Detailed Video Review of Lactogen 1 Infant Formula Powder in Hindi (With English Subtitles)
How To Prepare Formula Milk
From the carton of Nestle Lactogen Infant Formula Powder Stage 1, you can have all the information regarding its preparation. However, for your help, let me tell you how to prepare a feed.
To make, first of all, you must wash your hands with clean water. Keep in mind, if you make formula milk with untidy or dirty hands, then it can cause infection to the child.
Therefore, before making formula milk, never overlook the importance of hygiene. You are not only supposed to wash your hands but the serving utensils, as well.
Therefore, before preparing the feed, do not forget to sterilize all the utensils that you will be using for preparation and serving (bowl and spoon) the formula milk.
Once done, have some clean water and boil it for 5 minutes.
After boiling, leave it for some time until it’s lukewarm. As soon as water becomes lukewarm, you have to add the powder (use the spoon) to it according to the feeding table.
It would be better if you take a bottle or a transparent jar with milliliters marked. This way, you won’t be making any mistake in the quantity measurement.
Shake or twirl this mixture well after adding the powder. Make sure there are no air bubbles or lumps.
Pour this feed in the sterilized bowl, and feed your baby using the sterilized spoon using with sterilized bowl and spoon to the finished milk. If you are not handy with spoon and bowl, then you can use the bottle.
However, pediatricians believe that using bottle is the primary cause of gas in the newborn. While drinking milk from the bottle, the kids inhale air, which later causes them tummy gas.
Lactogen 1 Formula Milk Vs. Other Formula Milk
|Nestle Lactogen 1||Nestle NAN PRO 1||Enfamil A+ Stage 1||Dexolac Premium 1|
|Calories(Kcal per 100ml)||487||492||530||511|
|Fat(g per 100ml)||23.0||23.7||29.0||27.0|
|Protein(g per 100ml)||10.7||10.7||11.2||12.0|
|Carbohydrate(g per 100ml)||56.0||58.9||59.3||55.0|
|Folic Acid(UG per 100ml)||95||90||70||90|
|Iron(mg per 100ml)||9.5||6.0||5.0||8.0|
|Calcium(mg per 100ml)||410||270||300||405|
|Zinc(mg per 100ml)||3.70||3.20||2.50||3.50|
Detailed Video of How To Prepare Lactogen Formula Milk Stage 1 in Hindi (With English Subtitles)
Things That I Disliked In Nestle Lactogen Infant Formula Powder Stage 1
All The Necessary Information is Only On The Carton
Whether it about how to prepare it or how to keep it safe, every important information
is only on the carton. This is something really bad.
Once you shift the powder to an air-tight container, this carton becomes useless and then, you are left with no other option than throwing it in the dustbin. In the end, you don’t have any access to this wonderful piece of information.
Would have been better if the company gave this essential information as a sticker.
Similar to other brands, Lactogen 1 also has the basic nutrients required for a baby’s growth and development. Note that I said only basic. It does not have probiotics which are basically good bacteria and yeast required by the body.
Does Not Come in An Air Tight Container
Another one of the things that I disliked using Lactogen 1 was the fact that it does not come in an airtight container like other formulas do.
Once you tear open the plastic bag, you have to ensure that it is tightly packed in an airtight container. And it truly becomes a hassle.
I can’t stress the fact enough and I have stressed on the same in my earlier reviews also, that when it comes to something to be ingested by a baby, every tummy reacts differently. If something suits my baby, there is no guarantee that it will suit your baby too and vice a versa.
More in Formula Milk
And you’re going to have to experiment a bit with infant formulas until you find the one that suits your baby’s tummy perfectly and the one that he or she enjoys drinking also.