My child and milk
1. My child suffers from constipation.
Can I dilute the milk?
No, the milk should not be diluted to ensure that your child
gets the maximum nutrients from the milk. It is more advisable to give extra water in between feeding
2. Can milk powder be prepared
with cold water?
Although preparation in cold water does no harm to the milk
formula, it is advisable to follow the instructions for use, i.e. preparation with warm water. When the formula is prepared
with cold water, the powder might not be properly dissolved.
3. When my child reaches 6 years
old, can he continue with Dutch Lady 456? How long can he continue
Your child can still continue with Dutch Lady 456, as it is
a good practice to ensure that your child has the habit of drinking milk. Milk is no longer being served as the main
nutrient source / food for your child at his age now because he is required to take variety of solid foods. Milk is an
important complementary food for him to supply him the crucial nutrients which he may not have sufficient intake from his
daily diet. It is advisable that your child drinks 2 to 3 glasses of Dutch Lady 456 every day. There isn’t any
age limit for taking Dutch Lady 456. Otherwise, you also can offer him Dutch Lady 6+ which is also formulated with 5XDHA*.
4. I came across an article about
some children and adults who cannot drink cow’s milk because
they are Lactose Intolerance. What is that?
Alongside all its valuable nutrients, milk also contains milk
sugar or in scientific terms known as lactose. Lactose provides the necessary energy needed for your body. When you drink
milk, your body breaks down the lactose to two other simple sugars so that it will be absorbed by your body as energy.
Your body needs an enzyme called Lactase to do this. Some people lack the lactase enzyme that can convert lactose (milk
sugar). These people are known to have Lactose intolerance.
Lactose intolerance means that you cannot digest foods with lactose in them. After eating foods with lactose in them,
you may feel sick, have gas, diarrhea and swelling in your stomach.
However, consuming fermented dairy products, such as yoghurt, cheese and butter, do not cause any problems since they no
longer contain any lactose.