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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Virus or Bacterial Infection?

Many illnesses in infancy are caused by either viral or bacterial infections and your doctor can help establish which type of infection your baby has and how to possibly treat them.

Girl with muddy face playingBacteria and virus can enter the body in a variety of ways.

  • Cuts and damaged skin surfaces such as eczema, cradle cap or unresolved nappy rash are easy entry ports for bacteria which cause further damage and discomfort.
  • Airborne bacteria and viruses can be inhaled from air-conditioned aeroplanes, shopping centres and infected bystanders. This form of bacteria or virus can cause respiratory illnesses such as croup, bronchiolitis, tonsillitis, colds and flus.
  • Bacteria and viruses can also be ingested from contaminated toys, foods and water, causing ear infections; urinary tract infections and tummy or bowel upsets such gastroenteritis, rotavirus and giardia.

Does my baby need antibiotics?

Antibiotics are not designed to fight infections caused by viruses and are not generally needed to fight most bacterial infections. It is best to save the use of antibiotics until they are really needed – overuse weakens the body’s natural ability to fight foreign invaders.

Many illnesses in infancy are caused by either viral or bacterial infections

It is important to help your baby fight infections on their own where possible by ensuring they have a strong, healthy immune system before they get sick.  You can do this by providing regular cuddles, fresh air, sunshine, fresh water, opportunities for physical play, adequate sleep and a rainbow of nutritious fruits and vegetables as well as beef, tuna, lamb, chicken, whole grains, eggs and yoghurt. However if you are concerned you should always discuss with your doctor.

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