Breastmilk is the ideal food for babies in the first six months and sets the best possible foundation for a healthy life. It helps protect them from health issues such as diarrhea, ear and respiratory infections, and allergies.
The protective effects of breastmilk go far beyond its benefits during infancy and childhood. Breastfeeding is also associated with reducing the risk of developing health conditions in later life such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.
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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