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Nutrition & Stimulation

Brain development during the first years of your child’s life is crucial for their foundation for learning. But the brain is just one factor. A healthy body can help your child stays ready for learning.

Growing minds need proper nutrition and sensory stimulation.

Stimulation, the active interaction your child has with you as a parent and their environment, helps strengthen connections in their brain, encouraging developmental milestones.

With over 100 years of experience in pediatric nutrition, Mead Johnson Nutrition has scientifically reformulated the formulation of Enfagrow A+ with 360° DHA Plus, a high quality milk formula. It helps provides nutrition for supporting your child’s growth and development.

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NEW Enfagrow A+ now contains key nutrients
to help prepare for learning

  • 1DHA is an important building block for brain and eye development. Enfagrow A+ is formulated to help meet the recommendation for daily DHA intake◆◆
  • 2Choline helps support overall mental functioning
  • 3With Wellmune® Beta-Glucan
  • 4With Dietary Fiber (Polydextrose - PDX)
  • 5Prebiotic (GOS) promotes the growth of good Bifidus bacteria to help maintain a healthy digestive system
  • 6Contains other key nutrients such as zinc, iodine and Vitamin B for your child’s overall mental and physical development.

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A key to brain growth and development

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An ingredient to enchance body’s immune system

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Nutrients that promote digestive health

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A key to brain growth and development1

DHA is a vital fatty acid in the brain and it is a primary structural component of brain tissue, which plays a role in effective communication between brain cells. DHA is one of the nutrients that are building blocks of the brain; it helps build the brain and keep brain cells flexible. DHA is essential for brain growth and development, as well as brain function. DHA together with other nutrients such as Vitamin B, Iron, Zinc and Iodine help support your child’s overall development in key development areas, such as cognitive, motor, emotional and communication skills. These key development areas help contribute to your child’s overall continuous learning.


References:


1 - Kuratko CN, Barrett EC, Nelson EB, Salem N Jr.The relationship of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) with learning and behavior in health children: a review. Nutrients. 2013;5:2777-810.

Wellmune® Beta-Glucan: An ingredient to enhance body’s immune system2-5

Beta-Glucan is a polysaccharide naturally found in baker’s yeast and other natural foods. Yeast Beta-Glucan has the ability to enhance immune defenses, and may complement other nutrients to promote stronger immune health. Yeast Beta-Glucan helps promote better immunity for your child’s continuous learning opportunities.

For more information on Wellmune® Beta-Glucan please visit: http://www.wellmune.com/


References:

2 - Volman JJ, Ramakers JD, Plat J. Dietary modulation of immune function by beta-glucans. Physiol Behav. 2008;94:276-84.

3 - Talbott S, Talbott J. Effect of BETA 1, 3/1, 6 GLUCAN on Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Symptoms and Mood State in Marathon Athletes. J Sports Sci Med. 2009;8:509-15.

4 - Talbott SM, Talbott JA. Baker's yeast beta-glucan supplement reduces upper respiratory symptoms and improves mood state in stressed women. J Am Coll Nutr. 2012;3:295-300.

5 - Fuller R, Butt H, Noakes PS, Kenyon J, Yam TS, Calder PC. Influence of yeast-derived 1,3/1,6 glucopolysaccharide on circulating cytokines and chemokines with respect to upper respiratory tract infections. Nutrition. 2012;28:665-9.

PDX & GOS: Nutrients that promote digestive health and immunity6-8

PDX stands for Polydextrose, a dietary fiber that feeds beneficial bacteria throughout the large intestine. It supports the balance of the gut system by stimulating growth and activity of beneficial bacteria (gut flora)6, which benefits your child's immune system7.

PDX and GOS (Galactooligosaccharide) work together to foster the growth of good bacteria and promote digestive health. The unique blend of PDX and GOS promotes frequent and softer stools in children, and thus may help reduce the risk of occasional constipation8.


References:

6 - Scalabrin DM, Mitmesser SH, Welling GW, Harris CL, Marunycz JD, Walker DC, Bos NA, Tölkkö S, Salminen S, Vanderhoof JA. New prebiotic blend of polydextrose and galacto-oligosaccharides has a bifidogenic effect in young infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012;54:343-52.

7 - Ouwehand A, Isolauri E, Salminen S. The role of the intestinal microflora for the development of the immune system in early childhood. Eur J Nutr. 2002;41 Suppl 1:I32-7.

8 - Ribeiro TC, Costa-Ribeiro H Jr, Almeida PS, Pontes MV, Leite ME, Filadelfo LR, Khoury JC, Bean JA, Mitmesser SH, Vanderhoof JA, Scalabrin DM. Stool pattern changes in toddlers consuming a follow-on formula supplemented with polydextrose and galactooligosaccharides. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012;54:288-90.