Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding and Infant Formula

Breastfeeding is one of the true joys of motherhood. The World Health Organisation (WHO) agrees that for your baby’s nutritional needs, breast is best. Breastfeeding exclusively in the first six months provides your baby with the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness. But for some Mums, lack of supply or various other conditions make it hard or impossible to breastfeed their children.

Where breastfeeding is not possible, health professionals recommend Mums supplement their breast milk with an infant formula. Some mothers combination feed their babies with breast milk and infant formula, while others bottle-feed exclusively. However, once a baby is 12 months old, their changing nutritional requirements are no longer met by breast milk alone. At this stage toddler formula offers a good alternative for Mums.