Enov’Mum™ is a nutritional food supplement specially designed for pregnant and lactating women to help meet their nutritional requirements. It contains vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients to improve the nutritional quality of a woman's diet during pregnancy and lactation.
The peanut-based supplement is ready-to-use and comes in 20-gram sachets designed for daily use by mothers.
Pregnancy and lactation are critical periods of growth for infants during which nutrient deficiencies in mothers can contribute to poor growth, micronutrient deficiencies , and malnutrition among their children.
Enov’Mum was designed as a home fortification product that can be distributed as part of a nutrition or health program through blanket supplementation of pregnant and/or lactating women in at-risk areas. Blanket supplementation is when a food, supplement, or product is provided based on a woman’s status, pregnancy or lactation, rather than her specific nutritional status.
Enov’Mum is a peanut-based paste with made from the following main ingredients: vegetable fat (soybean oil), dry skimmed milk powder, whey powder, soy flour, peanuts, sugar, and vitamins and minerals.
Target & Purpose
Enov’Mum is for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding an infant. It can be used starting at the beginning of pregnancy (or when a women presents to the clinic), throughout pregnancy, and during the period of lactation (ideally, for at least the first 6 months after birth). Providing Enov’Mum is especially useful in a context where a woman’s daily diet may be providing enough energy, but is lacking in dietary diversity. A diet that lacks variety could prevent a woman from meeting her micronutrient and fatty acid requirements, which are elevated during pregnancy and lactation.
Enov’Mum enables a pregnant or lactating woman to reach their elevated nutrient needs recommended of multiple micronutrients and essential fatty acids (EFA) that are often lacking in the diet, with the aim of having a positive effect on maternal status, birth outcomes, and postnatal growth.
Pregnancy and lactation are critical periods of growth for infants during which nutrient deficiencies in mothers can contribute to poor growth, micronutrient deficiencies, and malnutrition among their children.
A woman should consume one sachet (20g) of Enov’Mum per day in addition to their usual diet. Enov’Mum is not a substitute for a varied and nutritious diet.
Length of supplementation
Supplementation with Enov’Mum is recommended during “at risk periods” for pregnant or lactating women who might not be receiving a nutritionally adequate diet. The length of supplementation is context specific and is linked to the status of the woman (pregnant, lactating) at the time of enrollment and to the nutritional quality of traditional foods that are available.
Enov’Mum can be eaten directly from the sachet or mixed with food and does not require any prior cooking or dilution with water. Enov’Mum should not be mixed into food before it is cooked, or into food that is steaming hot, because heat can damage the vitamins.
Enov’Mum is packaged in 20g sachets. Each box of Enov’Mum has 600 sachets.
Boxes of Enov’Mum should be elevated above the ground and away from walls. They should also be kept out of direct sunlight, and in a cool, dry place (temperature below 30°C /86°F) and away from other foods.
Once in the recipient’s home, sachets of Enov’Mum should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, animals, and insects. Once opened, an unfinished sachet of Enov’Mum should be tightly re-sealed and consumed within 24 hours.
Enov’Mum has a shelf life of 18 months from date of manufacture.
Non-hydrogenated vegetable fat (soybean oil), nonfat milk powder, whey powder, soy flour, peanuts, maltodextrin (corn), sugar, stabilizer (hydrogenated vegetable fat), vitamins and mineral complex, emulsifier (mono and di-glycerides), vegetable lecithin (soy). Enov’Mum does not contain any ingredient of animal origin, except dairy products.
Enov’Mum should not be given to women who are allergic to peanuts, soy, or cow’s milk. If a woman has any symptoms of an allergic reaction (e.g., swelling of tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, itchy rash), they should discontinue consuming Enov’Mum immediately and go to a health facility.
Enov’Mum is made by a factory in the USA named Edesia. Edesia also manufacturers Plumpy’Nut® and other peanut-based foods for children all over the world.