Find out more about how to select the right infant formula for your baby, as well as how to prepare & store infant formula safely
Breastfeeding is best for mother and baby and support should be accessed early if difficulties exist with feeding, attachment, low supply, or any other aspect of feeding. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), recommends exclusive breastfeeding to around 6 months, while the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, with continued breastfeeding up to two years of age and beyond recommended by WHO and UNICEF.
If breastfeeding cannot be used as the sole form of nutrition for infants, a2 Platinum® Premium Infant Formula will be the formula of choice for families choosing a2 MilkTM for overall wellbeing. It can also be used for infants with unsettled behaviour, colic, or digestive discomfort who do not have symptoms to suggest a cow’s milk allergy, gastroesophageal reflux or other conditions (as assessed following a medical review). If after two weeks on a2 Platinum® Premium Infant Formula, unsettled behaviour persists, medical advice should be sought. In addition, if you are still breastfeeding, your diet should be reviewed by an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), experienced in the area of allergy and intolerance. To find an Accredited Practising Dietitian in Australia, visit Dietitians Association of Australia or in NZ visit Dietitians NZ.
For infants over six months of age through to 12 months, a2 Platinum® Follow-on Formula can be used either as a follow-on from a2 Platinum® Infant Formula, or introduced to your child for the first time if transitioning from exclusive breastfeeding. For active toddlers from 1 to 3 years whose intake of nutrients and energy from their usual diet may be inadequate for growth and development, a2 Platinum® Premium Toddler Milk Drink may be used to supplement the diet.
Although preparing a bottle for your little one isn’t hard, like doing anything new, it may just take a bit of practice. So, to help guide you, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to preparing a bottle of feed.
If you would like any more help on preparing a bottle feed, you can call our qualified Healthcare Professionals on 1800 22 46 32 (1800a2infant) Australia – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm AEST or New Zealand – Call 0800 22 46 32 (0800a2infant) Monday to Friday 10.30am to 7.00pm NZST.
Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides the optimal balance of nutrition and protection during growth and development.
Good maternal nutrition is important in preparation for and during breastfeeding. If you are considering bottle feeding, always seek professional advice as introducing bottle feeding, either partially or exclusively, may adversely affect breastfeeding by reducing the amount of your own breast milk supply and may be difficult to reverse should you change your mind. Consider the financial and social implications when deciding on a feeding method for your baby.
Improper or unnecessary use of infant formula may affect the health of your baby, therefore, always prepare and use as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
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