Vitamins and Minerals
Breast milk provides all the essential nutrients to your baby’s healthy growth and is specifically tailored to his still fragile constitution. It is packed with vitamins, minerals and oligo-elements, all crucial for an optimal development of your baby. However , if you can not or do not wish to breastfeed, infant milks are available.
Calcium is essential for the formation of the bones and for the muscular activity.
Phosphorus is essential in the formation of the skeleton and the teeth.
Magnesium contributes to the formation of the bones and the muscles and to the development of the nervous system.
Iron is an oligo-element needed for an optimal growth of the infant’s organism and participating to the development of his immune system.
Breast milk is also a rich source of a variety of vitamins:
Vitamin A: essential for a good vision and the development of the bronchi, intestines and skin and is also important for the bones’ growth, the hormonal synthesis and the immune functions.
Group B vitamins: participate to the metabolism and contribute to the immune system’s and nervous system’s functions.
Vitamin C: essential for the formation of blood cells and muscles and promotes the absorption of the iron contained in the food. It has a role in hormonal mechanisms and helps the elimination of toxic substances. It is a useful antioxidant.
Vitamin D: helps in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and has an essential role in the bones’ mineralisation.