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Infant milks in the UK: A simple guide

In order to protect breastfeeding
it is important that all those who offer advice to families have accurate and unbiased information about infant feeding, including clear information about infant formula. First Steps Nutrition Trust provides a clear and regularly updated guide for health professionals which summarises the composition, and usefulness, of infant formula, follow on formula and other infant milks available in the UK. This is widely used by health professionals and policy makers across the UK and can be accessed here:

Infant milks: A simple guide to infant formula, follow on formula and other infant milks (February 2017)

We now have simple guides for use in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Click on the cover with the relevant flag below to access the one for use in your area.

These simple guides provide a summary of which infant milks are suitable for use across the first 2 years of life.

Through a series of questions and answers it explains some of the common issues that families may ask about infant milks, and provides details of how to make up milks safely.

Guide for England Guide for Scotland
Simple Guide for England

Simple Guide for Scotland

Guide for Wales Guide for Northern Ireland
Simple Guide for Wales Simple Guide for Northern Ireland

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