Malaysian pregnant mothers are deficient in important nutrients.1,2
- Prevents pre-eclampsia and preterm births3
- Builds strong bones and teeth4
- Supports placenta's and foetus' overall growth and development4
- Helps prevent birth defects of the brain and spine4
- Supports healthy tissue production for developing child and the mother5
Malaysia is ranked the 5th highest in GDM prevalence among 20 countries in Asia, with 18.5% prevalence rate.6
Risk factors of GDM include:6
- Study showed that maternal milk consumption during pregnancy may influence the adequacy of individual maternal dietary intake (i.e. energy, protein and calcium).7
- Suitable for mothers with GDM & weight management: Drinking low GI maternal milk can help pregnant mothers meet their nutritional needs without gaining too much weight, hence reducing the risk of GDM.8
to support foetus' brain development4,9
- Lower in fat
(82% less than full cream milk)
- Low GI
(GI < 55)12
▲Compared to other maternal milk brands in the market as of Jan 2022. Enfamama A+ provides 100 mg DHA per 100 g powder; ♦Compared to other maternal milk brands in the market as of Jan 2022. Enfamama A+ provides 560 mg Choline per 100 g powder.
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