Hello everyone, welcome back to the blog and Happy Valentine’s Day Week! The holiday of love. What stronger love is there than the kind a parent has for their child. Although there are many ways to show love, one practical way parents show love for their children is through provision. Provision of home, clothing, education, and food. Speaking of food, one of the best ways to show love is by providing highly nutritious food. This can look different at varying ages; and for infants this can come in the form of formula or breast milk. Both of which are nutritious and delicious for newborns.
Here at TOPAZ we understand the importance of being able to feed a child under varying circumstances, situations and the value of having choices. Although we all know breast milk is a great choice, breastfeeding isn’t always feasible and isn’t everyone’s first choice. That’s ok. That’s why we have formula!
Breast Milk has something called an HMO (Human Milk Oligosaccharides) which aids in digestion and creates a gut flora that is optimal for development and the health of a child. Formula companies (Similac, Enfamil, Gerber, etc.) attempt to create this HMO in their product to assist babies in their growth. An HMO is basically a carbohydrate found only in breastmilk that prevents adverse conditions. Most of a baby’s immune system is accumulated in their gut, through an HMO this flora can flourish and therefore increase the baby’s immune system.
We currently have a study for Infant Formula! This is a great opportunity for moms with newborns to provide a healthy formula and participate in this study. Click the link at the top of the page to go to the Infant Formula Study page (https://topazclinicalresearch.com/infant-study/) Please send us a message if you or someone you know is interested in participating.
In the meantime, if this doesn’t apply to you, remember to take care of yourself so you can continue loving those around you. Feed yourself healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, grains, etc.) ensure you are getting adequate vitamins and minerals along with a healthy balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat. Caring for yourself is vital to caring for others around you.
Happy Valentine’s Day from TOPAZ Clinical Research, we love you all and especially our babies!!