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Cow’s milk is a good source of calcium, Vitamin D and protein, but it doesn’t provide the same nutrition as breastfeeding or formula feeding. It’s low in iron, which is essential for physical and mental growth, and other nutrients key to healthy development.
To ensure balanced toddler nutrition, your child needs to eat a wide variety of nutritious toddler foods from each of the four Canada’s Food Guide food groups (fruit and vegetables, grain products, milk and alternatives, meat and alternatives). So, until your child has made the transition to table food, cow’s milk simply won’t fill all the gaps.
How do Enfapro A+® and Enfagrow® A+ ® compare to whole cow’s milk?
Percent of daily requirement from one 200 mL serving of Enfapro A+, Enfagrow® A+ ® and cow’s milk based on Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for children 1 to 3 years of age. (2006, 2010)
*Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) are part of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) and are reference values that can be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy populations.
†Information above obtained from Health Canada Nutrient File, May 16, 2012 (http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/cnf-fce/index_eng.jsp)