Frequently Asked Questions
DHA in Enfagrow A+ is from algal oil extracted from the common marine microalgae Crypthecodinium cohnii, a naturally occurring organism. Its safety and efficacy are established in a number of scientific studies. Currently there are no limits set for the DHA content in the product.
DHA accumulates in the cerebral cortex from birth up to approximately 20 years of age. Brain development continues even after the age of two years, and 95% of brain development takes place by the age of 6 years. A review study has indicated that DHA supplementation may influence brain activities, learning and behavior in healthy children. Enfagrow A+ is scientifically designed to provide the nutrients to support normal growth and development in children above 2 years of age. It has DHA and other nutrients that support brain growth and development in children.
Enfagrow A+ contains lactose, hence it is NOT recommended for children with lactose intolerance. Enfagrow A+ may contain traces of gluten. Hence it is NOT recommended for sensitive children with wheat/ gluten intolerance.
Enfagrow A+ is scientifically designed to provide the nutrients that support normal growth and development in children above 2 years of age. It contains unique blend of nutrients including DHA, Choline, Zinc, Iodine, Iron, Vitamin B and other micronutrients that help support brain growth and development. Nutrients such as DHA, Vitamin A, Zinc and Vitamin C support respiratory health. Prebiotics, Vitamin A and Zinc support gut health. Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Zinc provide resistance to common infections. It contains Calcium, Vitamin D, Phosphorus and Magnesium for strong bones and teeth.
Enfagrow A+ is a milk based product, and it already contains milk solids in its formulation. Hence there is no need to add milk in its preparation. It can be prepared in water.
Enfagrow A+ is scientifically designed to provide the nutrients that support normal growth and development in children above 2 years of age. It contains unique blend of nutrients that support brain growth and development; nutrients that support respiratory health, gut health and provide resistance to common infections; and it contains nutrients that support overall physical growth and health. The product offers a choice of vanilla and chocolate flavors. Hence it is not advisable or recommended to give Enfagrow A+ with other brands.
Enfagrow A+ is a milk based product fortified with nutrients that are known to support normal growth and development in children above 2 years of age. Absorption of nutrients would be similar to what is expected in the normal diet of children.
Enfagrow A+ is the World’s No 1 brand in children nutrition milk formula category. It is from Mead Johnson, a global multinational company. We have recently started advertising it on TV. It has highest DHA to support brain development of your child.
This product is most beneficial for children till 6 years of age, the phase of rapid brain growth. However, you can choose to give it even after 6 years.
Enfagrow has the highest DHA among leading children nutrition brands to support brain growth & development of your child.
Enfagrow also has important micro-nutrients like Vit A, Zinc and Vit C to support immune health of the child.
Enfagrow has higher DHA (per 100 ml) compared to leading children nutrition brands like Pediasure, Junior Horlicks, Bournvita Lil Champs and Complan Nutrigrow. In fact, Pediasure has no DHA.
Also, Enfagrow has Carbohydrates, fats and protein in line with WHO recommendation. Pediasure delivers high level of energy from fat and sugar.
Boil 120 ml of water for 5 min and allow to cool to 40 deg. To make 1 serve, put 3 level scoops of Enfagrow powder into the warm water and mix well till powder dissolves. 2 servings per day is recommended.
Enfagrow A+ already has milk solids and hence it has to be added. Addition of milk can make the feed very thick. However there is no harm if added to milk. But we do not have any recommendation on what quantity to be added to milk, it is definitely much lesser than the amount added in water.
Enfagrow A+ is a, high quality, nutritionally balanced milk formula. Unlike other products. Enfagrow A+ already has milk solids in the formulation. Hence there is no need to add milk, simply prepare with warm water. Also, since it is made with water, the quality of nutrition is not affected by the quality of local milk.
DHA is a fatty acid present in the brain and eye. It is an important building block of the brain and plays a critical role in brain development and immunity. However, the body is not able to create this and hence external sources like fortified milk formula are required, especially for growing up children.
For your information, DHA stands for Docosahexaenoic Acid
Enfagrow has DHA and other nutrients to support brain development. In the early years, this forms the basis of learning and development of important functions like concentration, memory and problem solving.
Milk consumption is recommended as a part of the balanced diet. However cow’s milk is a poor source of macro and micro nutrients. Hence fortified milk formula can be a convenient format to bridge the nutrient gap in the crucial growing up phase of 2-6 years when the requirement for brain growth, physical growth and immunity is very high.
DHA is a brain nutrient that helps in the brain development, more specifically in the cognitive growth in case of the older child. The conversion of precursors to preformed DHA in the human body is erratic. The conversion rates are lower in children as compared to adults with rates as low as 0.2% in children. This can lead to deficiency of DHA in the diet of children. Hence it is good to provide preformed DHA to the child.
For two years and below, Enfamil Stage 3 is available. Stage 3 provides all the required nutrients necessary for the infants between ages12 to 24 months.