Best Formula Milk for 1 Year Old Baby Malaysia

Breast milk is the best for babies as it provides the best nutrients and improves the baby’s immune system. Even for toddlers, breast milk is the still the better alternative compared to formula milk. However, for those who produce insufficient breast milk, baby milk powder is the best substitute as it has all the necessary nutrients and vitamins.

Here are some of the toddler formula milks you can find in Malaysia.


1. S-26 Gold Progress 

- For toddlers 1 year and above
- Sucrose free
- Contains ╬▒lipids, sphingomyelin and phospholipids for brain-nerve communication
- Contains Oligofructose which is a prebiotic to help promote good bacteria in the gut
- Key Nutrients: ╬▒lipids, DHA, Choline, Lutein and Oligofructose, alpha-lactalbumin, Vitamins D and K, Calcium, Zinc, Vitamins A, C and E, Selenium, 5 Nucleotides, Phospholipids

S26 Gold Price

RM70 – 90 per kg

RM47.86 for 600g - Buy on Lazada

RM88.00 for 1.2kg - Buy on Lazada

RM124.90 for 1.8kg - Buy on Lazada

RM84.88 for 1.2kg - Buy on Shopee

RM122.90 for 1.8 kg - Buy on Shopee



2. Similac Gain Plus Gold Step 3

toddler formula similac

- Contains 2’-FL which is a prebiotic that feeds good bacteria in the gut, providing a healthy gut environment.

Contains Eye-Q® system which incudes..
- Unique Vegetable Oil Blend : Better DHA absorption 
- Lutein and Vitamin E – Protects DHA from oxidation 

Similac Toddler Formula Price
RM70 to RM90 per kg









3. Enfagrow A+ Mindpro Step 3 - High Calcium Content



- Enfagrow Toddler Formula for children 1 to 3 years old
- Has 4 flavors (original, vanilla, chocolate or honey).
- Higher-than-average DHA content for healthy brain development
- No added sugar
- Has MFGM Complex – helps build immunity

Key Nutrients: MFGM Complex, DHA, Yeast Beta-Glucan, Choline, Iodine, Vitamin A & Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron

Enfagrow Price : Roughy RM80 - RM90 per kg





Alternatives

a. Enfagrow Mindpro Gentlease - Formulated to help children with eating problems such as fussines, gas and excessive crying. 

Enfagrow Gentlease Price 
Roughly RM90 to RM100 per kg.

Stocks run out quickly, feel free to click one of the other links if one link doesn't work. Alternatively, you can search for the product again in Lazada or Shopee.







b. Enfagrow All Mindpro 
Contains A2 Beta Casein Protein that is easier to digest than cows milk proteins. It can help alleviate stomach discomfort, bloating and gas associated with drinking regular cow's milk.

However, it is more expensive than the usual formula at roughly RM120 per kg.





4. Enfalac A+ Step 2 Formula Milk Powder

- For babies 6 to 18 months old
- Large amount of DHA and AA. 
- More AA, Nucleotides, Taurine and Zinc content than Step 3.
- Less folic acid, calcium and iron than Step 3.

Suitable For: 6 – 18 Months Baby
Key Nutrients: DHA, ARA, Choline, Sialic Acid, Dietary Fibers, Nucleotides, Taurine, Iron, Zinc Folic Acid, Calcium

Enfalac Price : Roughly RM80 - RM90 per kg


Check Price on Shopee



5. Anmum Essential Step 3 Milk Formula : Toddler Formula with Iron and High Calcium



- For toddlers 1 year and above
- High content of calcium and iron
- Contains FOS and inulin for nutrient absorption in the digestive system
- From New Zealand
- No additional sugar
- Cons : No AA/ ARA, but in does have Gangliosides (GA) for the connection of brain cells.
- Key Nutrients: DHA, GA, MFGM, Sialic Acid, Omega 3 & 6

Anmum Price - RM60 to RM70 per kg

Check Price on Lazada




6. Nutricia AptaGro Step 3 Milk Formula : Contains Probiotics and Prebiotics



- Suitable for toddlers 1 to 3 years old
- Contains prebiotics and probiotics
- No Sucrose
- High DHA and folic acid content, DHA: 89.7 mg/100g
- Cons : No AA/ARA or nucleotides
- Key Nutrients: Prebiotics GOS/lcFOS (9:1), Probiotics, DHA, Vitamin A, C & D
- Aptagro Price : Roughly RM75 to RM90 per kg

Check Price on Lazada




7. Pediasure Optiheight Milk Formula Vanilla : For Kids with Lactose Intolerance



- Suitable for children 1 to 10 years old
- Contains Arginine, Vitamin K2 and Calcium to help your child catch up to the height of their peers
- Gluten Free, Good for kids with lactose intolerance
- Has Probiotics
- Cons : Very little DHA and AA
- Key Nutrients: DHA, AA, Omega 3 & 6, Calcium, Arginine, Natural Vitamin K2, Calcium, Probiotics, Dietary Fibers

Pediasure Optiheight Price
Roughly RM90 to RM100 per kg






FAQ 

Does My Toddler Really Need Step 3 and Step 4 Formula Milk?

The nutrients found in toddler formula milk can usually be found in everyday food. After the age of one year old, cow's milk and a healthy diet should be enough to provide for your toddler's dietary needs. 

For DHA, taurine and choline which are prominently promoted on milk tins, paediatric dietitian Meave Graham from Child Nutrition Singapore said: “These nutrients are found in breast milk and in normal balanced diets. Children do not need special supplements of these nutrients.”



If a toddler is having problems adjusting to a normal meal because they are a picky eater, milk formula for toddlers may make the situation worse. Formula milk has a higher sugar content and can be very filling, reducing interest in trying other foods. This may make the child overly dependent on milk, making it even harder to adjust to eating normal meals.

If your child is having any dietary issues, always consult your pediatrician before switching to any milk formulas.



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