Close Close
Mother and Baby
Advertisement Feature

How important is protein to your baby’s development?

How important is protein to your baby‘s development?

Do you know the importance of protein for your baby during her first 1000 days?

From conception to her 2nd birthday, the right nutrition, especially protein, is vital for your baby’s first 1000 days.

46% of mums aren’t aware that the first 1,000 days are key in determining a baby’s life-long future health

Protein is a key component of breast milk that helps to ensure healthy growth and development. The levels of protein decreases as your baby grows, meaning exactly the right quality and quantity of this nutrient are given, helping them grow at a steady rate.

The changing protein composition of breast milk helps your baby grow at the correct rate, decreasing her chances of being overweight or obese in later life.

Just 9% of mums know that the protein levels in breastmilk decrease over the first 6 months of their baby’s life

SMA Nutrition has more than 90 years’ experience in infant nutrition, gaining a deeper understanding of the importance of protein and the role in plays in a baby’s development.

When SMA Nutrition asked mums if they felt they were well-informed about the importance of protein for their child, over half of them said they wished there was more information available on the importance of it in the first 1,000 days.

De Ellie CannonDr Ellie Cannon, mum of two, says: ‘Many mums don’t understand the role that protein plays in growth, and that too much of it can result in more rapid growth than is desirable. Breastmilk protein decreases in the first few weeks of breastfeeding and this helps ensure your baby follows the appropriate rate of growth.’

SMA® Nutrition has produced a hub of articles and a video on protein in the first 1,000 days – visit smamums.co.uk/protein-in-milk for more information. 

Related content:

Comments

No comments have been made yet.


It’s Christmas!
It’s Christmas!

From the best Advent Calendars, to festive pyjamas, and all the best Christmas gift guides... Plus our favourite Elf on the Shelf photos! 

A mum’s wisdom: Baby’s first Christmas!
A mum’s wisdom: Baby’s first Christmas

In part two of her new blog, mum Natasha talks about baby’s first Christmas. Brought to you by Palmer's. 

Subscribe to Mother&Baby!
Subscribe to Mother&Baby

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator
Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.
Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week.