An Exciting Transition

FAMIMOM

Understanding the health needs and wellbeing of mothers are our first priorities. We sought the advice of top gastrointestinal experts and made a breakthrough in formulating a range of probiotics using only clinically proven strains. The selected strains of Human-Residential Bacteria (or HRB) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus strains are known to be more compatible with human body and human breast milk* due to their human origin. These strains are also evaluated by the most stringent institution in USA to be suitable even for infants and granted with GRAS status.

FAMIMOM is ideal for preconception, expectant and lactating mothers to promote healthier pregnancies and to maintain wellbeing after delivery.

* Selected strains

Benefits of FAMIMOM 

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GRAS Certified

Clinically Proven

Compatible with human body and human breast milk

When should you take FAMIMOM?

Preconception

During pregnancy

During breastfeeding

For female health and gut immunity

ImmuGTM

ImmuG™ stands for ‘Immunity from the Gut’. Each ImmuG™ blend comprises of unique strains designed for mothers or children at different life stages. ImmuG™ 1 contains 4 Human Residential Bacteria /Lactobacillus strain (Bifidobacterium breve M16V, Bifidobacterium longum BB536, Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14, Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001) that have been shown clinically to support different aspects of maternal health.

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Lactoferrin

Lactoferrin is one of the main milk proteins in the breast milk that helps in iron absorption conferring immunity. Lactoferrin when combined with ImmuG™ strains forms a total protection system in the gut.   

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DHA

DHA is one of the three main omega-3 fatty acids well known for their health benefits. DHA is essential in promoting fetal visual and brain development, reduces risk of early preterm labour, supports immunity and skin health.  

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Do you have enough Folic Acid during Pregnancy?

Folic acid is a man made form of folate which is Vitamin B9. Both folate and folic acid has the same benefits, which is to help the body create new cells. Folate plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and help to develop the brain and spinal cord of the fetus, which helps to lower the risk of birth defects. Deficiency in folate can cause spina bifida and anencephaly in newborns and thus folate deficiency is a main concern a mother has during pregnancy. Apart from taking folic acid itself, supplements such as probiotics can be taken to stimulate folate production.

Bifidobacterium which can be found in probiotics is one of the significant beneficial bacteria in the human gut microbiota that is beneficial in regulating folate production. Bifidobacterium produces B vitamins such as folic acid which helps to absorb nutrients.

Worry Free Diet with Iron

Iron is an essential nutrient required in pregnancy to produce hemoglobin (blood) for mother and fetus. Iron helps to transport oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the mother and fetus. Sufficient iron can prevent anemia and weakening of the mother’s immune system, thus reducing the possibility of an infection. Higher level of hemoglobin not only increases the oxygen carrying capacity but also helps with the blood loss occurring during delivery. Anemia occurring during pregnancy can increase the risk of pre-term birth and perinatal mortality. Some examples of dietary sources of iron are meats such as lean beef or chicken, salmons, lentils and spinach. To reduce the possibility of iron deficiency, supplements such as lactoferrin can be considered.

Lactoferrin regulates the absorption of delivery of iron to our body. It protects against bacterial infection by depriving the bacteria of essential nutrients. Lactoferrin in breast milk is found to protect breast fed infants against bacterial infections. Consuming adequate amount of lactoferrin in pregnancy can also reduce the risks of pre-term delivery and reduce neonatal death.

Do you know?

What to expect before considering parenthood?

A: Whether you are a new mother or not, preparing for pregnancy is always an exciting time. As you go through physical transition into pregnancy, your life begins to take on new meaning with great expectations of your joyful life with the new born.

Who are FAMIMOM recommended for?

A: FAMIMOM is specially formulated for mom. It is recommended for preconception/expectant, preganant and lactating mothers based on the pre and postnatal needs of mothers.

What is the main challenge of parenthood?

A: The joy of becoming a mom is one of the most wonderful experience in life. But the challenges during this journey are great too. One of which is your health. Planning ahead and actively managing your health are always the best options for getting through your pregnancy to full term safely and comfortably. It is all about healthy mind and body starting from preconception.

Apart from visiting your doctor regularly and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the secret is to healthier pregnancy is to ensure that you have all the important nutrients from your diet, and supplement your diet with the right food supplements.

What is so special about FAMIBIOTICS and FAMIMOM?

A: Before formulating all the products under FAMIBIOTICS, we talked to gastrointestinal experts. Our efforts with renowned microbiologists and nutritionists in Singapore and Japan witnessed several breakthroughs. The strains selected for FAMIMOM are specifically targeted at the health needs of mom during preconception, pregnancy and after birth

What is the advice from international institution during parenthood?

A: According to UNICEF, the first 1,000 days of life – the time spanning roughly between conception and the baby’s second birthday – is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established. Often called the body’s ‘second brain’, the gut microbiota has been the subject of growing research and attention in recent years. Its powerful effects on physical and mental health are becoming increasingly clear, as is its role in enhancing immune system functions. Whether the microbiome begins to develop during pregnancy or childbirth is still a matter of debate, but the first hours, days and years of life are critical.

Is FAMIMOM safe?

A: The ImmuG™ strains  have been proven in terms of safety and efficacies for pregnant mothers and infants. Not only the strains are GRAS certified by USFDA, they are extensively researched and used by hospitals in Japan, Australia and Singapore.

What preparation is needed for a smooth transition to parenthood?

A:The window of opportunity during the first 1000 days is crucial to both the mother and the baby as they have very different health needs from preconception till full term. Research has shown that the mental and physical health of mom-to-be should be started as early as 3 months before pregnancy.  This includes the right diet and taking supplements such as probiotics, lactoferrin and DHA to regularly to boost immunity and reduce the risk of pre-term birth complications.

What are the benefits of FAMIMOM?

A: The health and well-being of a mom-to-be have critical impact on the development of her unborn child. During pregnancy, microbial composition of the mother’s gut also has a profound impact on the health of her baby from development of allergies to eczema in infants. FAMIMOM is a unique probiotics combined with lactoferrin and high strength DHA  that helps in building up the immunity level of  mom-to-be, conferring healthier pregnancies and increase the chance of carrying the baby to full term.

Is risk of pre-term birth the prevalent?

A: Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rishing according to WHO.

What is the CFU count in FAMIMOM?

A: While bacteria count is important, it takes a back seat to the specific strains at an appropriate amount that have been clinically proven to be effective.. With four extensively studied ImmuG™ strains , the CFU count of 25.5 billion per sachet is approved by probiotics experts to be good for healthier pregnancies through the gut.

Is pre-term birth complication preventable?

A: This risk is preventable through better prenatal health such as healthy diet and optimal nutrition. Taking probiotics is a way to boost your gut immunity and prenatal health. Naturally, the baby would inherit the good health in the womb. The chances of carrying your baby to full term naturally becomes higher.

How comprehensive is the FAMIMOM’s protection?

A: We call the special but proprietary formulation “ImmuG”, a formulation together with Lactoferrin and DHAprovides a total gut protection inside out to the mother.

What are the additional benefits of FAMIMOM?

A: The selected strains are found to be delivering even more benefits when combined with a glycoprotein called Lactoferrin and high-strength DHA.

Not only the combination benefits mom-to-be directly during preconception and pregnancy, it could continue to deliver the desired benefits to both the mother and baby even during postnatal through breastfeeding.

How can FAMI HEALTH and FAMIBIOTICS help?

A: At Fami Health, we understand the challenges of mom-to-be. That is why we invested in robust research to formulate the best probiotics supplement to make the journey for mom-to-be an exciting and successful one. This groundwork has now becomes FAMIBIOTICS’ range of probiotics developed for mom, toddlers and older children with the aim to improve immunity through the gut (or ImmuG™ in short).

 
Where are the key benefits of FAMIMOM come from?

A:With mom-to-be’s prenatal health in mind, FAMIMOM is a first in probiotic formulation designed with a triple function to boost gut immunity, support folate production and iron absorption. These key benefits come from the special blend we termed ImmuG (immunity from the gut) combining two families of well researched bacteria known as Human Residential Bifidobacteria (such as BB536) and Lactobacilli (such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus La-14 and Lactobacillus Rhamnosus HN001). Both are derived from human and animal source in clean and clinical environment.

What are the key benefits of the good bacteria in FAMIMOM?

A: The bacteria are selected because they have been proven to complement breast milk in terms of efficacy and safety. The strains are also widely used by paediatricians1 and infant formulas2 in Japan. The much-researched Lactobacillus Acidophilus La-14 strains not only reduces risk of pre-term complications, together with L. Rhamnosus HN001 it is found to be good for improving baby’s skin health.

Why is Lactoferrin added?

A: Another major discovery with our panel of gastrointestinal experts in Japan was how a protein in breast milk known as Lactoferrin can help in building up defence mechanism against infection. Probiotics formulated with Lactoferrin is especially helpful for mom-to-be and lactating mothers who often keep a very busy schedule juggling between a full-time job and the family.

Why DHA is added?

A: DHA is another important fatty acid present in human breast milk. It is a vital component of the phospholipids of human cellular membranes, especially those in the brain and retina. DHA is vital for normal brain development for the foetus and infant and for the maintenance of normal brain function throughout life.

Being a second time mom, I am glad I found FAMIMOM. This pregnancy has been smoother as I feel I have lesser mood swings, skin allergies and frequency of falling sick. Also, FAMIMOM has the recommended daily level of DHA and Lactoferrin which can helps in the brain development of my baby and also increase my immunity during this crucial period.

Vivian Koh, 32 , Sales Manager