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The Impact of First Bite for Baby’s Growth & Development

Phnom Penh, February 2017 – the First 1,000 Days of Life is the very critical stage of human life because the nutrition, which baby receives during the first 1,000 days of life can have a positive influence on how they develop, grow, and learn, not just now but for the rest of his or her whole life.

The First 1,000 Days of Life started from pregnancy period until the baby reaches 2 years old and here are the 3 critical points of human development:

  1. Pregnancy period (280 days in the womb): is a critical period, in this period the brain, heart, lungs, digestion, kidney of the baby is in the formation period.
  2. 0 – 6 months old baby: this period is the transition period for the baby to adapt with the environment from the womb.
  3. 6 months – 2 years old : almost all of the major organs begin to function independently by integrating each other to build child’s immunity system and growth development

According to WHO guideline, it is recommended for mothers to give exclusive breastfeeding from 0-6 month’s old baby. However, nutrition content in breast milk will no longer suffice to meet the nutrition needed by the baby, when the baby reaches 6 months, since the daily nutrition of the baby will increase. Therefore additional nutrition for baby starting 6 months is important and mother needs to introduce first weaning food to fulfil baby’s nutritionals intake, beside  breastfeeding.

When the baby doesn’t get enough nutritional intakes during the first 1,000 days of life, it could cause malnutrition and might lead to several problems such as Stunting, Wasting, Low IQ, And Low Body Immunity and may lead to Diabetes further. According to WHO, the suitable weaning food for baby’s development is containing the complete Macronutrients (Protein, Carbohydrate, and Fat) and Micronutrients (Vitamins and Minerals). Baby’s 1st Bite Day or The First Eating moment for your baby is a bridging period from milk to solid food and has a short and long term benefit. The short term benefit is to introduce baby to other flavor and texture, to reduce the risk of allergy, and also for motoric development. Long term benefit for Baby’s 1st Bite is to reduce the risk of picky eater, easily to adopt with new foods, brain and physical development.

Realizing the importance of baby’s 1st Bite Day, MILNA as of the leading baby food brand for 30 years in Indonesia, under KALBE FARMA Company become the first choice for mothers to introduce first solid food for their babies. At the moment, MILNA is available in 6 countries in South East Asia, including Cambodia. In Cambodia, MILNA is available in 2 products category:


3 Benefits for Mom to choose MILNA Baby Biscuit because :

  • Milna has a special shape that suitable for baby’s jaw, in order to stimulate baby teeth’s growth development.
  • Soft porous texture and easily dissolved to prevent baby from chocking
  • Complete & balanced nutritions, suitable for baby’s 1st weaning food (contains AA & DHA for brain development, Prebiotic FOS for gut health, Calcium, 11 Vitamins and 5 Minerals), and no preservatives.



MILNA Baby Cereal is a complementary food to breastmilk with balanced and complete formula to support baby’s optimal growth and development. MILNA Baby Cereal available in various flavor and textures that suit the baby stages development. Benefit list of MILNA baby cereal :

  • Complete Macro & Micro nutrients.
  • DHA for brain development and good for eyes
  • Omega 3 & 6 for brain development
  • Prebiotic FOS for gut health
  • High Calcium for bones and teeth development
  • 12 Vitamins &  8 Minerals
  • No preservatives

As one of the leading baby food brand in ASEAN, Milna always gives the best quality of products to give the best nutrition for the baby and keep doing innovation for as the basic foundation for Milna Vision and Mission.


Due to importance of the first weaning food, MILNA is providing a complete baby food range for babies starting at 6 months old, and now campaigning MILNA 1st Bite Day for the importance of breastmilk and weaning food for your babies to fulfil their nutritionals needs.

MILNA 1st Bite Day campaign is an interactive program both for parents and kids that held on February 19, 2017 at Aeon Mall (Lively Plaza). We provided interactive seminar with Dr. Chean Sophal (Pediatric Doctor, specialized in nutrition food for baby) with topic “The Importance of Weaning Food for Baby Nutrition after 6 Months”. There is also a cooking show by our professional chef on how to prepare MILNA for your baby, and apart from this, we will provide many services for your baby include: MILNA Baby Cafe, MILNA Baby Health Consultation, MILNA Baby Massage, MILNA Baby Stylish, Family Photo and Lucky Draw. We do hope parents can get more bonding with the baby and have more knowledge about the importance of the first weaning food introduction and benefit to your babies.

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