aPlus Infant Formula Stage One – 0 to 6months
aPLUS Milk premium infant formula is scientifically formulated for bottle fed babies from birth, or for transitioning from breast feeding to bottle feeding within the first 6 months. Nutritionally complete and gentle on little tummies, aPLUS Milk provides key ingredients in addition to GOS and FOS prebiotics, the essentials for young babies.
Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are a group of carbohydrates made up of a chain of galactose units. These are made from lactose and are similar in structure to carbohydrates found naturally in human breast milk.
GOS prebiotics are derived from the lactose in cow’s milk. They are a type of fibre which feed good bacteria in your large intestine. GOS has an advantage over other types of prebiotics, (e.g. inulin, oligofructose, fructooligosaccharides (FOS) as it can give a prebiotic effect at a low dose).
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are composed of short fructose chains. FOS occur naturally in many plants, which include, bananas, red onion, blue agave and yacon root. Complex FOS are considered prebiotics. Not to be confused with probiotics, a prebiotic helps feed the good bacteria in the intestine. FOS are often used in baby formula to help feed the beneficial bacteria that the intestines need.
Whey – Casein Formulas
Whey proteins are those that remain in liquid form when milk coagulates (curdles). This is the portion that is discarded when making cheese . Because whey proteins remain “liquid” in the stomach, they empty the stomach into the intestines faster than the casein proteins.
Casein proteins are the ones that curdle, so they take longer to digest. Casein proteins include the culprit proteins that are responsible for the majority of milk allergies. Casein proteins are considered more “reactive” meaning, they are more likely to trigger allergies or general indigestion than whey proteins. Whey proteins are less likely to be the trigger for an allergy.
aPlus Stage One is scientifically formulated.
aPlus infant formula Stage One, 0 to 6months is a whey-dominant formula which is perfect for both:
1. Babies bottle-feeding from birth
2. Babies transitioning from breast to bottle
It is enriched with all the necessary vitamins, minerals and iron for growth, and is gentle on the most sensitive tummies. Added GOS and FOS prebiotics ensure flourishing healthy gut bacteria that assist with a strong immune system, digestive health and reduced allergy-related symptoms. This makes for a happier, healthier baby.