Welcome to the Nestlé Baby Website

Welcome to our Baby Website where you’ll find lots of information on the wonderful journey of parenthood, from pregnancy, to birth and your child’s early development. Every child’s development is different, so be sure to consult with your health care professional if you have any concerns.

You’ll also find plenty of information about what you can feed your child.

Know your baby’s nutritional needs and download our 'Breastfeeding' brochure here

When it comes to babies, Breastfeeding is best, and provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness. 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. Infant formula is intended to replace breast-milk when mothers do not breastfeed. A decision not to breast-feed, 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, such as the use of unboiled water, unboiled bottles or incorrect dilution may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications, such as the preparation requirements and the cost of providing formula until 12 months of age, should be considered when choosing how to feed infants.

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Colic in babies

Colic is an unexplainable unsettled period where your baby is crying for a long time, sometimes for hours, and is inconsolable. The true definition is crying ≥3 hours per day, on ≥3 days per week for ≥3 weeks. The whole family panics and you feel guilty because you are unable to calm your baby down – try to be reassured it is not your fault. If your baby is feeding normally and is mostly full of smiles and if your doctor says that everything is fine, then don't worry. Relax, take your baby in your arms, rock them gently and remove yourself from bright lights. This will comfort and reassure your baby and they will hopefully calm down.

What is colic?

Mother tickling toddlerYour baby cries, is agitated (won’t stop wriggling) and passes wind. According to statistics, up to 1 in 5 babies, both breastfed and bottle fed, between the ages of two weeks and six months suffer from colic. There can be several causes of crying but when there is no obvious cause, the inconsolable periods of crying are labelled colic. Possible causes of colic in babies may include:

  • an immature nervous and digestive system,
  • parents’ anxiety perceived by the baby,
  • overfeeding,
  • food intolerance or allergy,
  • an unbalanced microflora,
  • or overly frequent changes in infant formula

Typical signs of colic

  • Your adorable little baby, who up until now has amazed you with their calm nature and regular growth, starts to cry repeatedly throughout the day and several times during the night;
  • Your baby is irritable and is inconsolable and unhappy;
  • What’s more, this unhappiness is causing your baby to produce high-pitched screaming; the likes of which you could not have imagined in your wildest dreams!

Combined with your tiredness, you are finding it harder and harder to cope with this sudden change in attitude. In a word, you are scared! This is normal. Be sure to have them checked with your healthcare professional, what your baby is experiencing may be colic.

Colic is … crying for more than 3 hours a day, at least 3 times a week

What can you do?

Here are some tips you can use to help your baby.

  • If breastfeed, work with your health professional to continue.
  • If you are bottle-feeding, limit air intake via the teat as much as possible – try an anti-reflux system and make sure you burp your baby properly.
  • Don’t change infant formula without seeking the advice of a healthcare professional and make sure you use the correct scoop and quantities of powder and water.
  • Discuss with your doctor about possible treatment options.
  • Massage your baby’s stomach gently in a clockwise direction, place a warm heat-pack wrapped in a towel on their tummy (warmth is excellent for relieving pain);
  • Give your baby a warm bath.
  • It is important to note that sucking calms intestinal pain and your baby will want to feed all the time. The risk is your baby overfeeds, resulting in more stomach discomfort.

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