Canned or box?


Generally speaking, infant formula milk powder is mainly canned, but there are also many boxes (or bags). From the price, canned can be a bit more expensive than the box. So is there any difference between the two? Where is the difference?


Ingredients: Same


Generally speaking, the cans and boxes of the same milk powder are basically the same whether the ingredients and the nutritional component table are basically the same. Moms can compare when buying.


Sealing and moisture: Different

Canned milk powder mainly uses two materials of metal and environmentally friendly paper. The moisture -proof and compressive resistance of metal tanks is the first choice. Although environmentally friendly paper is not as strong as iron tanks, it is convenient for consumers. To be stronger. Box milk powder is generally a thin paper shell, and the inner layer is plastic soft packaging (bag). The sealing and moisture resistance of plastic are not as good as metal.


Capacity: Different

The common capacity of canned cans on the market is about 900 grams (800g, 1000g), and box milk powder is generally 400 grams. There are 1200 grams of milk powder, with 3 small bags and 400 grams of small packaging.


Seminarous period: Different

If you pay attention to the shelf life of milk powder, you will find that canned milk powder and box milk powder are very different. Generally, the shelf life of canned milk powder is 2 to 3 years, and the box milk powder is generally 18 months. This is because of canned milk powder. The sealingability is better, which is conducive to the preservation of milk powder. It is not easy to spoil and deteriorate, and it is easier to seal after opening.


Storage time: Different

Although from the perspective of the packaging instructions, the canned and boxed milk powder can also be placed for 3 weeks after opening. However, after the opening, the bag is not completely sealed, and the shelf life effect is slightly worse than that. This is also one of the reasons why the bag is generally 400g packaging. Generally speaking, the box after opening is difficult to save than cans, and the shelf life is slightly worse. It is generally recommended that the box should be eaten within two weeks after opening.

Suggestion: See age purchase

If it is a baby’s milk powder, especially the baby within 6 months, it is best to choose canned milk powder, because at this time milk powder is the main ration of the baby. Wide or pollution, and the accurate deployment of milk is related to the nutritional condition of the baby, and the cleanliness of milk powder is related to diet hygiene.

If it is a larger baby, especially a baby over 2 years old, milk powder is no longer a staple food, and the prepared milk does not need to be so precise, and the baby’s resistance is getting better and better. At this time Reduce economic burden.

However, it is generally not recommended to pour the bag of milk powder into the previous iron can, which may cause secondary pollution. Putting bag milk powder can be stored in a clean and sealing jar.

In many people’s eyes, after the baby can eat supplementary food, milk can basically drink less, because many people think that the supplementary food can provide enough nutrition of the baby, just like an adult, you don’t need to drink milk every day. In fact, this idea is wrong.

Formula milk powder is at least 3 years old

There are two reasons:

First, the digestive function of infants and young children has not yet developed, and chewing food is not fine, which will cause the nutrition of food in food;

Second, milk powder contains some other foods that do not contain nutrients.


The growth of the baby is inseparable from trace elements such as protein, iron, calcium, and if parents only feed the baby to eat food before the baby is 3 years old, and there is a lack of protein, iron, calcium and other trace elements required to grow. This will cause children to lack nutrition and affect the healthy development of children in all aspects.

The baby’s daily milk volume changes

From January to February, the amount of milk is 600 ~ 800 ml;

From March to June, the amount of milk is about 1000 ml;

From June to September, the amount of milk is 800 ~ 1000 milliliters, supplementary food 1 to 2 times a day, semi -solid foods such as rice paste and rice noodles, etc.;

From September to December, the amount of milk is at least 500 ml, and supplementary foods 2 to 3 times a day. Cow soft -solid foods such as rotten rice, rotten noodles, etc.;

At least 500 ml of milk, the amount of milk is 500 ml, 2 to 3 times a day, 1 to 2 snacks, the staple food is the same as adults, but the texture should be slowly transitioned from soft and rotten to normal soft and hardness. Pay attention to vegetables and meat. Snacks should be milk and fruits;

2 to 3 years old, with a minimum of 500 ml of milk, 3 staple foods a day, 1 to 2 snacks, staple foods are the same as adults, but it should be light, and snacks are mainly milk and fruits.

Insufficient milk affects greatly

Some people may feel that there is nothing wrong with drinking enough milk. The baby is still alive! But in fact, the amount of milk is insufficient, which has a great impact on the baby!

Insufficient milk intake of the baby will lead to slow physical development, and even the development of the brain will be relatively slow, and the height and weight will not meet the standard. And because the baby drinks less milk from an early age, his appetite becomes smaller, so that the baby will produce partial eclipse, anorexia and other phenomena, causing malnutrition. If the amount of milk is insufficient, the baby’s urination is reduced, and the stool is reduced due to too dry.

Use fresh milk instead of formula milk

80% of the protein contained in fresh milk is a casein, which is not only difficult to digestion, but also easily causes infants and young children to fill milk and constipation. The protein in formula milk powder is milky protein, which is not easy to occur.

In addition, the content of minerals in milk, such as phosphorus and iron, is too high, which will increase the burden on the kidney and young children.

What’s more important is that although milk powder is also made of milk, the formula milk powder will add various nutrients that help their healthy growth according to the growth and development of infants and young children, which is very important for the baby’s growth and development.

Therefore, conditional parents still let it go. As long as the baby loves to drink, you don’t have to think about giving your baby milk early. Of course, babies over 2 years of age must also ensure the reasonable combination of staple food and milk!

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