In special cases or to supplement the diet, the use of some infant formulas may be indicated. Among the various options is Nestlé Nutrigold, by Nestlé.
In the following article, we describe how this infant formula works and when it should be used.
In addition, to get the opinion of those who already know Ninho Nutrigold, we talked to Carina Pereira, Manuela’s mother, who tells her perceptions of the product in the topic “Review: mother’s opinion”.
- 1 What is the Nutrigold Nest and what is it for?
- 2 When to choose the infant formula?
- 3 Differences between infant formulas and breast milk
- 4 Types of infant formulas
- 5 Indication: from what age can you take Nutrigold Nest?
- 6 How to prepare
- 7 What is the yield?
- 8 How should it be stored?
- 9 Composition
- 10 Nutritional table
- 11 Price and where to find
- 12 Review: mom’s opinion
- 13 Child nutrition tips
The Nutrigold Nest is a infant formula made to complement the diet of children aged 1 year (early childhood) who do not receive or have stopped receiving breast milk.
It is produced based on cow’s milk to be as nutritious as possible when compared to breast milk, undergoing some procedures that enrich it with essential vitamins and minerals for the baby at this stage.
See what the manufacturer says about the composition of the product:
“It has vitamins and minerals, DHA / ARA and prebiotics (FOS / GOS), making it the ideal nutrition for your child’s accelerated development phase.”
Before introducing the Nutrigold Nest to the baby’s diet, it is necessary to talk to a pediatrician, nutritionist or infant nutritionist , the professionals most suitable to assess the child’s health and the need for this type of product.
According to pediatrician Cristina Okamoto, of the Sociedade Paranaense de Pediatria (SPP), infant formulas should only be indicated in special cases.
“The use should be recommended in the absence of breast milk or for circumstances that prevent the mother from breastfeeding, such as infectious diseases.”
Some clinical conditions of the baby, such as prematurity and malformations, may also require the use of formulas, but each case must be evaluated individually.
Most infant formulas are foods made from cow’s milk, with the exception of those produced for children allergic to this type of protein, in which they can rely on soy-based formulas or which undergo special manufacturing processes.
But, going back to formulas based on cow’s milk, usually the most common type, it is known that they receive some modifications so that they are the closest to breast milk, which is worth mentioning that it is a really impossible mission.
Therefore, before explaining the formulas, it is worth saying that there is still no product on the national or international market capable of faithfully “copying” breast milk, because it has a very varied composition.
From one day to the next, for example, breast milk is no longer the same.
But, going back to the modifications of infant formulas, what is done, in this case, is an adjustment in the levels of fats, proteins and carbohydrates , with the addition of essential minerals and vitamins for the baby.
In the case of proteins, the change made aims to make digestion easier, since babies have difficulty digesting normal cow’s milk during the first year of life.
All of this is done to ensure that babies who are unable to receive breast milk have access to a milk alternative capable of nourishing it and allowing for their healthy growth and development.
However, although it is a good option for cases in which mothers cannot breastfeed (HIV infection and patients undergoing chemotherapy, for example), it is important to say that the use of these formulas also has cons.
This is because, despite all the rules established to ensure that the composition is correct, there is an association between the use of these products and accelerated child growth.
This accelerated development can be considered a risk due to the possibility of triggering problems such as high blood pressure , metabolic syndrome (set of risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes ) and obesity .
The fact that it could cause this accelerated growth, in hypothesis, is related to the amounts of proteins present in the formulas, which does not happen in breast milk, which shows a reduction in the amount of this nutrient even in the first months of the child’s life.
In general, breast milk should be the priority over formulas, which work as an alternative for mothers who cannot breastfeed or when the baby has a special need.
The choice of the best infant formula for the baby should be made by a doctor.
There are several types of infant formulas. They are divided according to the baby’s stage and his needs, that’s why it’s so important that the use is only made under medical guidance, so that the child receives the right formula for him.
In this division, the formulas are divided between types 1, 2 and 3:
- Formula 1: it is also called the starting formula, being indicated for babies aged 0 to 6 months;
- Formula 2: it is a follow-up formula, suitable for children from 6 months;
- Formula 3 : it is also a follow-up formula for babies over 10 months of age.
In addition to this classification, infant formulas are separated between:
Based on cow’s milk
It is the most common type of infant formula, indicated for babies who are not allergic to lactose or cow’s milk protein. Within this type there are those that are indicated for babies aged 0 to 6 months (starting formulas), for babies older than 6 months and older than 1 year (follow-up formulas).
Although it is not a formula as processed as semi-hydrolysed, it still undergoes processing to be better accepted by the baby’s body. In addition, it seeks to make proteins better digested than pasteurized (canned milk), for example, which are not suitable for babies under the age of 1 year.
This is the most easily found type with the most affordable prices.
Semi-hydrolyzed infant formulas are those in which cow protein is more processed than in standard formulas, to help reduce the risk of allergy. It can be indicated as prevention for babies who have a family history of allergy to this type of protein.
It is also an option for babies who have more difficulty digesting and cramping, aged 0 to 12 months.
It is a formula recommended for babies who have a condition called galactosemia , a problem in which they have difficulty digesting another type of carbohydrate present in cow’s milk, or those who follow a more restricted vegetarian diet.
In addition, it may also be an option for babies with lactose intolerance.
In this type of product, lactose is replaced by corn syrup and sucrose, with soy (plant origin) being the protein present. For this reason, it can also be consumed by babies who are allergic to cow’s milk protein.
Semi-hydrolyzed formulas, as seen, are most used as prevention. However, in babies who are diagnosed with a milk protein allergy, extensively hydrolyzed formulas are most suitable.
In this type of formula, proteins are broken down into even smaller particles, presenting a much lower allergenic potential.
Based on amino acids
These are the formulas recommended for severe cases of allergy to milk protein and can be indicated, when necessary, from birth. However, the cost of this type of formula is usually much higher, reaching an average of up to 200 reais per can.
It is recommended for cases of lactose intolerance, but not necessarily related to cases of allergy to cow’s milk protein.
It is indicated in situations where the baby is unable to digest the carbohydrate in milk due to deficient production or lack of an enzyme called lactase .
The anti-reflux (AR) formulas have a thicker and “heavier” appearance, which helps the baby to not have reflux after breastfeeding. But, they should be used only when the pediatrician indicates. Breast milk should not be replaced when it is not needed, especially in such cases.
Breast milk is the type of milk most easily digested by the baby and therefore regurgitation in these cases is less. Formulas can be a risk when used without medical advice also because some cause constipation.
This type of product is similar to the formulas used in phase 1, but in addition to the carbohydrates that already exist in other formulas, rice starch or pre-gelatinized corn, which become thicker in contact with saliva and gastric secretion.
The Nutrigold Nest should be used by children in early childhood, from 1 to 3 years old.
However, it can also be a formula for the child’s dietary transition, when the mother chooses not to have breastfeeding as exclusive food. In such cases, an evaluation and follow-up by the pediatrician is also necessary.
It is worth remembering that breastfeeding is indicated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the ideal exclusive food for at least 6 months, and may extend until the child is 2 years old or more.
However, see under what conditions breastfeeding cannot be done:
- When the mother has the HIV virus;
- In tuberculosis treatment, especially in the first week;
- Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy;
- When the mother is a drug user;
- Faced with the use of medications that affect the baby’s health.
- When the baby has conditions such as galactosemia, in which it is unable to metabolize galactose into glucose.
Can Nutrigold nest be consumed in cases of allergy to cow’s milk?
The Nest Nutrigold formula contains intact milk proteins, that is, it should not be consumed by children with allergies to cow’s milk . In addition, the composition contains lactose, which should be observed in cases of food intolerance to this component.
According to guidance from the World Health Organization, there are some steps in the preparation of formulas that must be followed so that it is done in the right way. Are they:
- Before preparing the formula, it is necessary to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. It is also important to wash the transition glass and the surface where it will be done (be it the sink or a counter, for example);
- Boil the cup in which the child will drink the formula to sterilize it;
- Read the instructions on the package carefully and add only the powder indicated, no more or less, as this may end up harming the child;
- Boil the drinking water for approximately 5 minutes, and wait for the water to be at a temperature close to 70 ºC to pour into the bottle that has already been sterilized. Pour only the amount of water indicated on the packaging;
- Put the amount of powder indicated and stir gently until it completely dissolves. To cool, leave the wood under the sink with the tap on or in a small pan with water. To make sure it is warm, drop a few drops on the wrist before giving it to the baby;
- If the baby does not take all the bottle, throw the rest away within 2 hours.
The Nutrigold Nest can contains 800g, which corresponds to approximately 168 measured spoons (each measure 4.74g).
Following the recommendations for use of the packaging, which indicates 7 measures for 210mL of filtered water, the product’s yield will be 24 glasses of 210mL (one measure every 30mL).
The Nutrigold Nest must be stored according to some guidelines. First, it is important to know that the preparation of the product must be done at the time the baby is going to consume it.
But, to facilitate the day to day, it is very common for parents to leave the formula already prepared. In these cases, the recommendation is that it be refrigerated at a temperature below 5 ºC, for a maximum of 24 hours.
When it comes to storing the packaging, the brand advises that the formula be consumed within 30 days after opening, leaving the can in a cool and airy place.
In general, infant formulas, as is the case with the Nutrigold Nest, have a composition made up of prebiotics, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Check it out:
Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that allow flora bacteria to be fed, helping the baby to have better digestion and protection against diseases.
The Nutrigold Nest presents in its composition the prebiotics FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) and GOS (galacto-oligosaccharides), which together facilitate this baby’s intestinal transit.
Generally, infant formulas have oils associated with the composition. In the case of the Nutrigold Nest, there is the addition of DHA (decosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid), essential fats for the baby’s brain and visual development.
In most infant formulas, as well as in the composition of the Nutrigold Nest, the main carbohydrate present is lactose , being removed from the composition in special formulas, such as lactose-free, based on soy or when it is a formula intended for newborns.
Cow’s milk is rich in protein, but to adapt to the needs of babies, this amount is reduced in formulas. This is the type of protein present in the Nutrigold Nest.
However, there are formulas that are made with other types of protein, suitable for babies who are allergic to cow’s milk protein.
These can be produced on the basis of soy or with cow’s milk, when undergoing a hydrolysation process, in which proteins are broken down into amino acids that can be easily absorbed and digested by the baby.
Vitamins and minerals
They are added to the formula to make the drink even richer in essential nutrients, to get closer to what breast milk offers. They may have a high amount of iron to compensate for the lower bioavailability of minerals.
In the Nutrigold Nest there are 26 vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, C, E, K, D, the B complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12) iron, zinc, selenium, manganese, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.
The Nutrigold Nest is a infant formula composed of 26 vitamins and minerals, to be a food reinforcement rich in essential nutrients in this very important stage of baby’s development.
Below you can check the nutritional table considering a quantity of 100g of Nutrigold Nest powder and the comparison of the values in the formula dissolved in water (14.2g of powdered milk + 90mL of water).
Below you can find the amount of nutrients in 100g of powder and in 100mL of reconstituted formula:
- Energy value: 471Kcal and 67Kcal;
- Total fats: 19g and 2.8g;
- Saturated fats: 5.5g and 0.8g;
- Trans fats: 0g and 0g;
- Carbohydrates: 61g and 8.6g;
- Proteins: 14g and 1.9g;
- Linoleic acid: 3.8g and 0.5g;
- A-linolenic acid: 450mg and 64mg;
- Dietary fiber: 2.9g and 0.4;
- Sodium: 230mg and 33mg;
- Calcium: 600mg and 85mg;
- Iron: 7.7mg and 1.1mg;
- Potassium: 670mg and 95mg;
- Chloride: 300mg and 43mg;
- Magnesium: 50mg and 7.1mg;
- Iodo: 155µg e 22µg;
- Copper: 400µg and 57µg;
- Zinc: 5.8mg and 0.82mg;
- Vitamin A: 530µg and 75µg;
- Vitamin D: 11µg and 1,5µg;
- Vitamin E: 10mg and 1.4mg;
- Vitamin C: 85mg and 12mg;
- Vitamin K: 50µg and 7.1µg;
- Vitamin B1: 1.1mg and 0.16m;
- Vitamin B2: 4.5mg and 0.18mg;
- Vitamin B12: 1.3µg and 0.18µg.
The Nutrigold Nest is considered a new product, but with normal distribution, so it can be found in physical pharmacy stores and online.
However, in the case of distribution points where there is no product, as can happen in smaller cities, the purchase can be made easily over the internet, through the Consultations Remedies . There you will find the best offers of pharmacies that deliver throughout Brazil.
The cost of the product can be around R $ 30 to R $ 40 .
* The price research was carried out through Consulta Remédios on 01/25/2019. Values may change.
In this review, the comments about the Nutrigold Nest were made from the experience of Carina Pereira, mother of Manuela, who is 1 year and 1 month old.
As recommended by the pediatrician, the product was introduced to the child’s diet and since October 2018 it has been part of the baby’s diet.
“The pediatrician even gave me a can to be able to test it and she loved it. I didn’t know or had seen the product, but I tried to read more about it on the Nestlé website and tested it ”, says the mother.
See what Carina thought:
To answer this and other questions about the Nutrigold Nest, Carina, Manuela’s mother, brought her perceptions about the product.
In 3 and a half months of use, she was able to assess the child’s solubility, adaptation and other very important points.
“I opted for the formula because my immune system was very low and it was influencing my health. Because of this, he was constantly suffering from the flu, with migraine and sinus attacks due to this physical wear. Talking to pediatrics, she recommended the use of the Nutrigold Nest.
We like the product very much and we want to continue with it, because it has adapted so well, which did not happen with other types of infant formulas, in which she rejected it. During that time of use, I only have good things to say about the product ”.
Does it hold the baby’s intestines?
According to Mama Carina, the introduction of the Nutrigold Nest to her daughter’s food did not cause any reaction or complication such as loose or trapped intestines, which was a relief for her.
“The trapped intestine was one of my biggest concerns, but everything was ok and her resistance improved,” says Carina.
According to pediatrician Cristina Okamoto, constipation or the presence of gases with the use of formulas is a complication that depends on the sensitivity of each baby.
The manufacturers of the brand also reinforce that in the formula there are no ingredients that can trap or loosen the intestine and that the evaluation of this type of condition must be done by a pediatrician.
Manuela is a baby who suffered from reflux until she was 8 months old, according to Carina. But, of course, it improved with the introduction of food and therefore it does not present problems like this. He also has no intolerance or food allergy.
The use of the Nutrigold Nest, according to the experience reported by Carina, did not cause colic or any adverse reaction. However, it is important for parents to know that when they notice that the baby is having some side effect, seek out a pediatrician as soon as possible to investigate the cause.
Preparation and routine
“Today, Manuela has a routine in which she wakes up around 8 am and takes the Nutrigold Nest half an hour later. As she already eats other types of food, around 10 am, when she doesn’t nap at that time, I give her a fruit.
Throughout the day, she has the right time for lunch, bath, milk and naps. During the night she would wake up enough to breastfeed, but now she no longer breastfeeds, she is only with the Nutrigold Nest.
This exchange for the Nutrigold Nest was very good because she was having a lot of diarrhea with breast milk and this resulted in a lot of diaper rash, but with the formula Manuela’s intestine regulated well.
In preparation, we did not encounter any difficulties, as it dissolves perfectly well and when I leave the house I can take it, which is very good. I prepare according to the instructions on the package ”.
It is worth remembering that this transition from breast milk to the exclusive use of infant formula happened with the monitoring of the pediatrician, who guided Carina to use the Nutrigold Nest.
Manuela’s adaptation, as Carina says, was one of the most positive aspects of introducing the product to the baby’s diet.
“ My first perception was of taste, because she took it and did not reject it. Before the Nutrigold Nest we tried another formula, but without comparisons. The other product she rejected, cried and that is why I didn’t even offer it anymore, but this one she asks to take when she sees the can ”, says the mother.
“ In addition, even her health, who was suffering from the flu, improved. She also shows more appetite for other foods, which made her grow and gain more weight. We realized with the pediatrician that he is being excellent ”.
Usually, it is from 6 months of age onwards that parents begin to introduce other foods in addition to breast milk. It is one of the most important stages in building a foundation for good food education.
There are some guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) that indicate the best path to a nutritious diet during this early childhood:
- Feed the baby only breast milk for at least 6 months. During this period there is no need for other liquids, such as water, teas and any other solid food;
- After 6 months, slowly and gradually introduce other types of food besides milk – which can be given up to two years of age or older;
- Introduce complementary foods after this period, such as cereals, meats, tubers, legumes, fruits and vegetables, three times a day when the child is still breastfeeding and five times a day when weaned;
- Offer complementary foods without rigid schedules, respecting the child’s wishes;
- Initially, offer complementary foods with a thicker consistency and offering with a spoon. Initially, they can be given as baby food or purees and gradually change until they are the same as the food in the “original” consistency;
- To vary a lot in the food options throughout the day, so that the child has a diversified diet and rich in nutrients;
- Daily, encourage the child to eat fruits and vegetables during meals;
- Avoid the consumption of canned goods, fried foods, sugar, soft drinks, coffee, snacks, any treats during the first years of life, and salt should be used in moderation;
- Be careful in the preparation, hygiene and handling of food, as well as ensuring adequate storage;
- When the child is sick, encourage him to eat, offering healthy foods and his favorite foods, respecting when he does not accept.
Infant feeding is a serious matter, as it is the beginning of a good dietary education. At the beginning of life, the richest food is breast milk and it is essential that breastfeeding is encouraged, for even longer than just 6 months.
However, in some special cases, breast milk is not a possibility. To fill this gap, there are infant formulas that can be indicated by a doctor.
In this review, the intention was to show how the Nutrigold Nest works, presenting the opinion of a mother who already uses it and who can share her experience.
However, use should not be made when it is not needed. It is essential to consult a pediatric doctor.
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