Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.
Breast milk is always best for your child, but if you’re looking for a way to supplement breastfeeding, consult the paediatrician and let him or her offer recommendations based on your child’s dietary needs, your concerns and an all-round understanding of what’s currently available on the market. It’s also good to speak with your paediatrician when you’re looking to switch formulas.
Don’t get intimidated by big words like prebiotics, probiotics, DHA and ARA – these are simply the good stuff that all healthy babies need. Probiotics fight against harmful bacteria in your child’s digestive system, while prebiotics promote the growth of good bacteria. DHA and ARA are important building blocks for your child’s brain and eye development (up to 3 years of age).