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.

Our Baby Website mentions food, toddler milks and sometimes infant formula.

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Immune System

Your baby’s immune system starts its development before it’s even born.  Immunity is transferred to your baby while they are inside the womb and later supplied through substances in breast milk. This gives your baby a high protection during the early stages of life.

The passive immunity your baby received while developing in the womb progressively declines from birth. Immunoglobulin G (an antibody) passes through the placenta – at birth reaching a level equal to that of the baby’s mother and then gradually disappearing in the weeks and months after birth.

Your baby’s immune system is immature at birth and continues to develop as it responds to challenges from its environment.

Healthy happy toddlerThe highest concentration of antibodies is found in their very first breastfeed, the liquid known as colostrum.  A number of growth factors are also present in colostrum. Colostrum helps your baby fight infections by supplying major components of adaptive immunity and by supplying growth factors, known to stimulate the development of the gut. The development of the micro-bacterial gut flora aids the overall development of your baby’s immune system.

Your baby’s immune system is immature at birth and continues to develop as it responds to challenges from its environment. It continues to develop throughout early childhood. Good nutrition, outdoor activity and adequate sleep are good ways to help keep your baby’s immune system strong. This being said, no amount of healthy living and eating will be enough to fight the deadliest diseases still around in Australia and other countries today – this is why we need to immunise.

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