More and more mothers choose whey for their children. So what do you know about whey? Check out the article below to know more about whey!
Yogurt is a familiar food in many families, especially families with young children. But not everyone knows how to use this product properly, and there are many questions that are good for babies to eat whey, is it okay for 6-month-old babies to eat whey? Today, let Bach Hoa XANH answer these questions for you!
firstWhat is whey?
Milk whey has the English name milk scumMilk cream, also known as milk cream, is a dairy product with a slightly sweet and fatty taste.
Whey is the layer of fat that rises to form patches on the surface of milk when heated or when left uncovered for a while.
After the whey is separated from the milk, it will be heated to pasteurization, then cooled to preserve it for a long time. This is the raw material for the production of other dairy products such as butter, cheese, yogurt, fresh cream, etc.
In addition to whey made from milk, there are also artificial whey made from vegetable oils such as palm oil, coconut oil, etc. with added cow’s milk protein and lactose.
2Types of whey
It is possible to classify whey based on the fat content of the product:
- Fat content from 35 to 50%: Pure whey, often used to prepare salads and soups, but rarely eat directly.
- Fat content from 10 to 30%: Ordinary whey, used as raw materials for the production of butter and cheese.
- Fat content from 6 to 15%: Full cream whey, a very popular type, often used as a dessert, snack for children.
3Nutritional composition of whey
As a dairy product, the composition of whey has Contains protein, fat, sugar, vitamins and minerals. However, the content of these components is much lower than that of milk, except for the fat content.
The fat contained in a carton of whey provides approximately 50 – 70% of total energy that your baby needs, which is equivalent to the amount of fat in two glasses of milk. So this is very high power supply but low in nutrients. Therefore, mothers should not replace milk or solid foods with whey.
4Feed your baby the right amount of whey
Many parents wonder if their 6-month-old baby can eat whey? The answer is: Only give whey to babies after 6 months of age because of its high fat content but very low mineral content, only suitable for providing energy for children over one year old who are underweight or malnourished. nursing, newly sick children need energy to recover.
Do not give the child a lot of whey because it will cause the baby to be full and have diarrheaeven overweight, obese due to the amount of fat is too high.
- Children from 6 to 12 months should eat from 1/2 to 1 box/day.
- Children from 12 months or more should only 1-2 boxes / day.
Feed the child at snacks after breakfast or lunch, avoid feeding in the evening because it is easy for the child to feel full, leading to difficulty sleeping.
Do not feed your child before a meal because it can make the child full and skip the main meal.
5How to preserve whey?
Skim milk is very perishable, so it should be stored in the refrigerator.
Avoid leaving the box open, allowing bacteria to enter and change the composition of whey.
When buying, you should pay attention to the date of manufacture, the shelf life, do not buy products with signs such as: dented box, punctured or bulging label.
Milk is an easy food to eat and provides a lot of energy for children. Mothers, please use whey in a scientific way to enhance the health of your baby!
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