We had attended the second Mamil® MomMe event at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur last Sunday. It was a relaxing event where we mommy could learn more about how the gut, also known as the digestive system, performs many important functions that are essential for a child to grow and develop well.
“Experts have been saying for years that the gut plays a role beyond the basic function of digesting and absorbing the food we eat. Recent research shows that good gut health also contributes towards a healthy immune system and emotional well-being,” said Consultant Paediatrician Dr Chin Wai Seong.
“For example, nutritious food will not be able to benefit your child if the gut is unable to break down and absorb the nutrients. Children with poor gut health would experience symptoms like bloating, poor appetite, diarrhoea and constipation; this would affect their physical growth and energy levels, resulting in poor growth and making them feel tired and irritable,” he explained.
During his presentation on ‘The Importance of Good Gut Health for Your Child’, Dr Chin highlighted that:
· good gut health, with good intestinal environment, helps promote softer stools for easier bowel movement
· the body’s immune system is also closely linked with gut health, as the gut contains 70% of the body’s immune cells, as such a healthy gut can help protect against infections too;
· at the same time, a healthy gut and good intestinal environment supports optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients, which is particularly important for a child’s growth and development.
stimulate the growth of good bacteria and decreases harmful bacteria in the intestinei,iv, thereby supporting good gut health.
“The important functions of the gut are often poorly understood. Hence Mamil®, as an expert in child nutrition, is proud to help mothers along their journey - and through these Mamil® MomMe initiatives we hope to keep spreading awareness so that children can enjoy the benefits of good gut health. Mamil® growing-up formulas contain an internationally-patented prebiotics oligosaccharide mixture GOS/lcFOS at a ratio of 9:1 to support and help maintain a good intestinal environment,” said Ms Jane Ee, Marketing Manager of Danone Dumex (M) Sdn Bhd.
Hosted once more by celebrity mom Aishah Sinclair, the session saw a positive response from Mamil® moms as well as those whose children had yet to try Mamil® products; among the latter, many signed up online for the 7-day trial packs.
Mamil®’s internationally patented prebiotics mixture of galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (lcFOS) at a ratio of 9 to 1, is scientifically proven to increase beneficial bacteria, reduce the growth of harmful bacteria support stronger gut protective barrierv and promote softer stools for easier bowel movement.
To find out more about Mamil®, log on to www.mamil.com.my, www.facebook.com/DumexMamil or call the Mamil® CareLine at 1800 38 1038.