Amazingly, the nutrients in breastmilk continuously change to match the growth and development of a baby throughout its infancy.
Nov 4, 2016
Every mum produces her own unique milk because her diet can influence the amount of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin D, B-complex vitamins, iodine, essential fatty acids, and the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid DHA. It is important that mums follow a healthy diet and stay well hydrated while breastfeeding for adequate milk production.
We believe that breastfeeding is the ideal nutritional start for babies.
During pregnancy and after delivery, a mother’s diet should contain sufficient key nutrients. Professional guidance can be sought on diet and the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. A decision not to breastfeed, or to introduce partial bottle feeding, could reduce the supply of breast milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Unnecessary or improper use may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications, including the cost of providing formula until 12 months of age, should be considered when choosing how to feed infants.
We recognise that breastfeeding is not always an option for some parents. No matter your feeding choice, Nestlé Baby & me is here to share the latest information to help you feel supported and confident on your parenthood journey.
As every child’s development is different, be sure to consult with your health care professional for individual advice about feeding your baby.
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