I'm a big fan of milk. In fact, I still drink milk from the bottle up till I was 9 years old. Yes, my mom said I'd better quit or else people will talk about me. It was quite a struggle at that time, you know. When people came over to the house, I have to hide my milk bottle behind the door because I'm ashamed to admit that I'm still drinking milk with teats. Hahaha.
After I was successfully separated from my milk bottle (what a hard time!) because I have my brother at 10 years old, I drank milk occasionally. I felt the taste is kinda awful if you pour your milk powder in a cup than in the bottle. I was quite a chubby when I drink from the bottle and when the transition went to glass or cup, I kinda lost weight (not much, actually).
Soon, I started to ditch my loyalty from Nespray Milk Powder to the usual fresh milk. I have been drinking fresh milk for God-knows-how-long until I forgot what it tastes like to drink milk powder again when I'm pregnant now. I looked up on Google on which brand is better than the other to purchase. In Malaysia, I soon to know that the most famous brands are Anmum and Enfamama.
My sister swears by Anmum, some of my friends too but I heard people said that it can make your baby grows bigger. Complication would be during labour because you have to deliver a big baby. Haha. Okay, I don't want to have a very big baby. The baby's health is my main priority now. So yeah, I opted for Enfamama after reading good reviews about it. Especially on how it develops your baby's brain in the early stage, and they fully supported breastfeeding. I realized this because they don't have baby formula for until the baby is 2 years old, but they compensate it with milk powder for breastfeeding moms. Good.
My first purchase was the old plain boring vanilla flavored milk. I made the milk as usual. 4 spoons of powder mix with lukewarm water. But somehow, no matter how gazillion times I stir it, there will still be lumps of milk powder floating on top of the drink. Disgusting and the taste is yucky! But for the growth of my baby, I made the sacrifice and swallow it with a big gulp. See baby, mummy is willing to do anything for you just as long as you come out healthy, smart and happy. Amin.
After a while, I can accustomed to the lumps of milk powder everytime I make my drinks. And one fine day, when I was too sick and too lazy to drink the milk, I just decided to mix the milk powder with cold water (room temperature) and boy, that was the greatest invention ever! Much to my surprise, the lumps were completely gone when you mix it with plain cold water. And it tastes good too. You can finally taste the vanilla. Heaven.
Then, I got bored with the vanilla because after a while I got sick of the smell and I changed to chocolate flavor. The chocolate flavored milk is the best. I become a happy consumer because it's so good I can gulp them down on any given minute. Hahaha.
So far, I have no problems with Enfamama. I know it's quite pricey but I just want the best, at least for me it is. I can just pray and hope that this milk will benefit my baby the most. Insya Allah.