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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Fungal Infection (Thrush)

Toddler crawling showing nappyThrush, or Candida albicans, is a fungal infection and can be found in your baby’s mouth, nappy area or under the chin. Thrush can also be found on breastfeeding nipples and in the vaginal area. The fungus known as Candida lives on our skin and usually causes no harm, but when conditions are favourable candida thrives and causes havoc. Favourable conditions include warm, moist environments.

Oral thrush

Candida grows from the base of the tongue forward and can be seen as large white patches on your baby’s tongue, inner cheeks and inner lip area that cannot be wiped away. The white growth often has red patches and not to be mistaken for a milky tongue. Your baby may have difficulty feeding but some are not affected. Oral thrush can re-infect nipples when feeding unless nipples are being treated as well.

Any thrush infection can develop if either you or your baby are taking antibiotics


  • Wash hands well
  • Wash bottles, teats to prevent re-infection
  • Ask at the pharmacy or your doctor for appropriate treatments usually in the form of oral gels or drops

Nappy area thrush

A thrush nappy rash spreads in red patches and often does not go away with the constant application of barrier creams.

Common causes of thrush infections in the nappy area

  • Any thrush infection can develop if either you or your baby are taking antibiotics
  • Babies left in wet or dirty nappies for long periods
  • Non-breathable nappy over pants
  • No known reason at all

Treatment of thrush nappy rash

  • Clean area with water every nappy change
  • Pat or air dry in the sunshine
  • Give regular sun kicks without nappy on
  • Apply a thin layer of antifungal cream from pharmacy twice a day and a barrier cream over the top and at every nappy change

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