3rd Stage Milk (Toddler Milk)

3rd Stage Milk, also known as “Toddler Milk”, is a specially developed milk formula for children from the first year of life. It serves as a supplement to the normal diet of toddlers and is designed to bridge the gap between infant formula and regular family meals.

Features of 3rd Stage Milk

Adapted nutrient content: 3rd Stage Milk is rich in important nutrients such as iron, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, which are crucial for the growth and development of the child.

Supports growth: The composition of 3rd Stage Milk supports physical growth and cognitive development of the child.

Caloric content: It is generally lower in calories than earlier milk formulas, as older children derive a significant portion of their energy and nutrients from solid food.

Part of a balanced diet: 3rd Stage Milk should not be the main source of nutrition for older children but serve as a supplement to a balanced diet that includes a variety of solid foods.

Incorporation of Prebiotics

Many 3rd Stage Milk formulas contain prebiotics such as Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) or Fructooligosaccharides (FOS). These promote the growth of healthy intestinal bacteria and support a healthy microbiome, which is especially important in this developmental stage.

Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs): The use of HMOs, which naturally occur in breast milk and are known for their positive effects on immune development and intestinal health, is also increasingly common in 3rd Stage Milk formulas. Their inclusion in toddler milk follows the trend of aligning the nutrition of toddlers closer to the benefits of breast milk.

3rd Stage Milk can be a supplement in the diet of toddlers, especially by providing nutrients and promoting a healthy microbiome through prebiotics. However, it should always be considered as part of a varied and balanced diet that supports the child in their growth and development.