Nutrition and support for babies
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Find out more on our Smart parenting programme offering the latest expert advice and support for parents. We hope it will provide support when you need it and bring fresh insights into the changing world of parenting.Find out more
At 6 months babies' development progresses quickly and they start to run out of the iron stores they had from their mothers. Here’s the low-down on baby’s iron requirements and why iron for babies is so important.Learn more
Today’s babies rely on their parents to look after them now, but they also need all of us to help look after the world they will inherit. Find out more about the recylcability of our packaging
The best way to feed a baby is to breastfeed, as breast milk provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness for your baby and also many non-nutritional benefits for both baby and mother. We recommend that you speak to your healthcare professional when deciding on your choice of feeding your baby. Professional guidance should also be sought on the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. If you do choose to breastfeed, it's important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Infant formula is intended to replace breast milk when mothers choose not to breastfeed or if for some reason they are unable to do so. A decision not to breastfeed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, will reduce the supply of breast milk. If for any reason you choose not to breastfeed, do remember that such a decision can be difficult to reverse. Using infant formula also has social and financial implications which must be considered. Infant formula should always be prepared, used and stored as instructed on the label, in order to avoid risks to a baby’s health. SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk is only suitable for babies over 6 months as part of a mixed diet. It should not be used as a substitute for breast milk during the first 6 months. The decision to start weaning or to use this product before 6 months, should be made only on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian or pharmacist, based on baby’s individual needs.