A child still has specific nutritional needs after their first anniversary, therefore it is important to provide him or her with food that is diversified, as well as all the nutrients needed between 1 and 3 years of age. This includes calcium and vitamin D which are necessary for growth and bone development, and iron which contributes to the normal cognitive development of the child. This is why a growing-up milk formula is recommended to cover the specific needs of young children as a supplement to a diversified and well-balanced diet.
It is advised to drink around 500 ml a day of growing-up milk formula until the age of 3 years1.
1 Bocquet A., et al., Committee of Nutrition of the SFP(FPS). Food for the infant and the very young child. Practical realization. Archives of Paediatrics. 2003; 10.76-81