PALM OIL IN BABY FORMULA
Palm Oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world in baby’s formula. It is full of fatty and palmitic acids like breastmilk fat. Fatty acids promote the development of baby’s cognitive and nervous system, organs and tissue. Fat is one of the most important component of breastmilk.
Palm Oil helps blood coagulate because it is rich for Vitamin A, Vitamin E, beta-carotene. It is safe for babies and is used as a very important ingredient.
Palm Oil is a fat which is much cheaper than other oils. The use of it may cause colic symptoms and constipation in babies. Fats in palm oil are not digested by babies well. It affects baby’s development because they do not get the most nutritional benefits. Some researchers have shown that babies who drink formulas without palm oil have a softer stool in the first 5-6 months.
Babies, who were fed with free palm oil formula, has higher calcium absorption. It is because of the fat’s structure. Palm Oil has a different fat’s structure than fats in breastmilk. So it is absorbed in other way. The formula manufacturers increase the amount of calcium, so babies have enough calcium to build strong bones.
You may find palm oil in a lot of formulas. Hipp has combination of palm oil, rapeseed oil and sunflower oil.
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Always consult your pediatrician before choosing the formula for your baby. Whatever decision you make will be the best.