People October 20, according to Hong Kong’s Wen Wei Po, a Hong Kong the major brands of children’s milk powder, was discovered “as a big” recommended daily amount of drinking. Department of Health said that drinking milk daily for children over 1 year old should not be more than 360-480 ml (ie, cups), but sold on the market for 1-3 year olds to drink formula, most of the recommended amount of all “sub-standard “, of which at least two recommended daily consumption of 720 ml brands, higher than the international standard 1 times the upper limit. The Department stressed that the formula is not the staple food of more than 1 year old children, drinking too much will lead to excessive caloric intake, causing obesity and other issues, but will also eat other foods by children, hindering a balanced nutrient absorption.
Assistant Director of Health (Family and Elderly Health Services) Liangshi Li said yesterday at a workshop, the Department recommended for children over 1 year of age should be required intake of nutrients through a balanced diet, milk is not should be more than 360-480 ml; children over 2 years old should eat more calcium-rich foods, milk is not a necessity. UK, U.S. and Canada, the guidelines also recommend 1 to 3 years children drinking milk daily amount of 360-500 ml.
on sale in Hong Kong for 1 year to 3 year olds to drink the formula, most of the recommended volume drinking “excessive.” The Department cited three examples, there are two brands recommended daily consumption of children 480-720 ml, than the proposed maximum of “excessive” 1 times the daily calorie intake of children will reach 350 kcal to 526 kcal, total daily intake of 31 to 50.2%.
Liangshi Li said, the main ingredients of formula calories, protein, fat, calcium and iron, children drinking milk if too much desire to eat other foods will be greatly reduced, and the uptake of nutrients will not Balanced. She stressed that children should be based on the food pyramid nutrition, milk is not the staple food of children, parents should be provided such as rice cereal, tofu and cheese. Pediatric specialist Chen Cheng also said that children who drink too much formula, prone to obesity and other issues, long-term will increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
In addition, many pregnant women milk the brand introduced in recent years, claiming to provide the necessary maternal and fetal nutrition. However Liangshi Li said, there is still some experts have confirmed that drinking milk will help pregnant women, unborn fetus to absorb nutrients. Better reflect the doctor first, because of nutrient-rich milk of pregnant women have the opportunity to birth “giant baby”, to increase the risk of giving birth and surgery, should seek medical advice before drinking.
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