Our well-loved follow-on formula Nestokid has re-branded and is now Nestogrow. It has the same goodness that our kids loved, except that it now contains a probiotic for healthy tummies!
Breastfeeding As Long As You Can
The World Health Organisation recommends the exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life. And babies should continue to be given breast milk for as long as possible. I agree with this, as I have breastfed my second daughter Shane for 3 1/2 years. That’s called extended breastfeeding.
Personally, we have witnessed and felt the benefits of breastfeeding in our own child that I can never discount them. That is the reason why I persevered in breastfeeding even if Shane was already standing up while latching. Nobody can take the joy and the lovely memories I had while breastfeeding. In the same way, nobody can shush me up about my testimony as a breastfeeding mom in my own channels.
And since then, I have strongly advocated for breastfeeding. I am actually the prime mover of the Facebook page, Normalize Breastfeeding in Bacolod. It is a page that shares information about breastfeeding as well as photos of lactating moms. Hopefully, seeing these photos regularly will make us all more used to the sight and make it as a norm again.
More Complex Foods
Meanwhile, babies grow at different rates. Like most moms, I was advised by our pediatrician to start giving simple foods to Shane starting when she was 6 months old. We gave her bananas, mashed potatoes, squash, cereals, and other pureed foods.
Under the guidance of our doctor, the new foods were introduced one at a time. She was given a single kind of food for about three days, to make sure that her tummy can take it. And it will also rule out allergic reactions.
As Shane got older, we gave her different foods to try. Most of the time, we just stay home, so the kids get to enjoy freshly made, homecooked meals. Eventually, we included yogurt and yogurt drinks in her diet. She also discovered fresh as well as chocolate milk. We just let her, because we believe in the nutritive value of these foods.
While she enjoys some sweets like candies, donuts, cakes, and ice cream, these are not given everyday. Quantities are also controlled. We don’t give her soda as well. We do allow her to eat chips, but I can hardly remember the last time that she ate them. Dindin, on the other hand, does not eat candies, ice cream, cakes, or junk food. Go figure.
Now, we have discovered the growing up milk, Nestogrow. First she drank Nestokid 4 and she continued drinking it when it became Nestogrow. Shane has just turned 5 years old and she is growing happily!
Nestogrow tastes pretty much the same. But it changed its packaging and the name. Plus, it now contains L.comfortis®, a probiotic that helps in the proper absorption of nutrients. Since nutrients are more utilized by the body, this process contributes to the child’s brain, body, and overall development!
Plus, Nestogrow also has LIPO ACTIV, which contributes to better calcium absorption. All of these make one happy and healthy kid! This is so like Shane, who was so ready and excited when she went to Kinder School.
Now studying at Bright Kids Preschool at Villa Lucasan, Shane is active and very keen to learn. She is also very enthusiastic when participating in their activities, such as their Entrepinoy. Plus, she even won their Best in National Costume Award during their Araw ng Wika Celebration.
What makes Mama happy with the new Nestogrow is the price. Despite the good things added in Nestogrow, it’s price is still the same. Yes, mommies, you read it right. No price increase from Nestokid to Nestogrow, so our family budget is still intact.
Shane drinks Nestogrow once a day, usually at night, the same with her older sister. Achi Dindin is now 9 years old. So at least, I don’t have to buy a different milk for her.
Shane is one of the first ones to receive Nestogrow in its new packaging, so she was so excited to unbox them. Check out her unboxing video below. She’s so cute!
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