Milk for Mummies

Pregnant women and breastfeeding/lactating mums are naturally more cautious about their diet. Ensuring nutrients are derived from your meals and avoiding certain ones such as raw food helps to keep your baby and yourself away from potential risks. During this time, it is also essential to consume food which aid in baby’s development namely iron, calcium, DHA, AHA etc.

This post is an add-on to our previous article. Thank you to the lovely marketer at Nestlé Singapore for specially arranging this tin of their newly rebranded Nestle Mom & Me for moi to try. It was previously unavailable at time of my review for the other brands. Now, we have a more complete review! :)

Want to know what I liked or didn’t like about each brand? Read on to find out!

[Nestle Mom & Me]
Flavour: Vanilla
Taste: 7/10; smooth and light, easy to drink with fluidity just like pasteurized fresh milk
Smell: 6/10; initial cup had a brief hint of fish oil (like S26) but it’s bearable
Solubility: 8/10; very easy and smooth
Overall: 7/10

[Abbott Similac Mum]

Flavour: Vanilla
Taste: 5/10; thick and sweet, strong vanilla taste which needs to be mixed with Milo
Smell: 6/10
Solubility: 6/10
Overall: 5.5/10

[Dumex Mamil Mum]
Flavour: Plain
Taste: 6/10; slightly sweet and thick
Smell: 6/10
Solubility: 6/10
Overall: 6/10

[Friso Mum Gold]
Flavour: Plain
Taste: 6/10; has grainy feel after stirring
Smell: 5/10
Solubility: 4/10; has grainy feel when drunk
Overall: 6/10

[Enfamama A+]
Flavour: Vanilla
Taste: 7/10; tastes as good as Anmum’s but slightly sweeter
Smell: 7/10
Solubility:7/10
Overall: 7/10

[Enfamama A+]
Flavour: Chocolate
Taste: 8/10; tastes as good as Anmum’s but slightly sweeter
Smell: 8/10
Solubility: 8/10
Overall: 8/10

[Anmum Materna] 
Flavour: Vanilla
Taste: 8/10; no weird vanilla taste, taste just like those packet pasteurized milk
Smell: 8/10
Solubility: 8/10; easy!
Overall: 8/10

[Anmum Materna]
Flavour: Chocolate
Taste: 8/10, not too sweet and tastes like chocolate fresh milk
Smell: 8/10
Solubility: 8/10; easy!
Overall: 8/10

[S26 Mama]
Flavour: Vanilla
Taste: 4/10; weird taste
Smell: 3/10; hubby says it smells like fish oil :(
Solubility: 3/10; difficult to dissolve and had to press onto the lumps
Overall: 4/10

Bottoms up to yummy nutrients for mummy and baby!

Bottoms up to yummy nutrients for mummy and baby!

Whether you’re sporting a bump or nursing your baby, getting the right nourishment is definitely essential – hey, you’re not eating for one anymore! Maternal milk (or loosely called “mummy’s milk”; that’s what I refer to them when speaking to the Hub… haha!) comes in handy to provide that daily dose of good stuff throughout the journey. Well, the REAL mummy’s milk is for baby now and breastfeeding does take a toll on mums. Amazingly, breastmilk is able to “adjust” its composition of nutrients to meet baby’s needs e.g. if baby has a cold, somehow some signals are transmitted and ta-da! Baby gets the best, natural remedy! Of course, this is just explained casually by thyself… do research a little to find out more why “breast is best”. Some mums favour KellyMom for evidence-based breastfeeding and parenting tips. And, if you’re a mum-to-be or a mum, you might already realize that for every thesis, there’s an anti-thesis. There’s no 1 answer to a problem… so… learn to take things with a pinch of salt and make the decision on your own (maternal instincts?).

Enjoy a cuppa for brekkie! Bye Bye coffee!

Enjoy a cuppa for brekkie! Bye Bye coffee!

Happy motherhood, ladies. And to daddies, remember you’re a very important team player in this new chapter. Enjoy parenthood together and keep the positivity brimming! When you see your little one smiling back at you, it melts your hearts and all frustrations in the day disappears instantly!