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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Diarrhoea in Toddlers

Diarrhoea is a very loose foul smelling mess contained in and often oozing out of your toddlers nappy or underpants. And if that is not bad enough it can occur many times in a day. Toddler diarrhoea can have several causes, including:

  • Lactose Intolerance following gastro;
    It is important to identify the cause before diarrhoea can be treated effectively, seek medical advice if you are unsure
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome in older children;
  • Coeliac Disease;
  • Allergy to foods;
  • Intolerance to foods;
  • Intestinal, bacterial, viral or parasitic infections;
  • An unbalanced microflora;
  • Side effects of some medications;

Baby on pottyIt is important to identify the cause before diarrhoea can be treated effectively, seek medical advice if you are unsure of the cause and are concerned.  Seek the help of a dietitian for a suitable balanced diet to help alleviate the symptoms of diarrhoea.

When your toddler has diarrhoea they are at risk of dehydration. Be sure to offer them water or breast milk (if you still have some) regularly during the day. Make sure your toddler is having at least six wet nappies a day or if they are toilet trained they are still going to the toilet regularly; and their lips are not dry.

A rehydration electrolyte solution may be required if diarrhoea has been severe or lasts several days. Ask your local pharmacist if this is appropriate. If your toddler’s diarrhoea does not resolve your doctor may order tests from poo samples. This is to identify any bacteria, parasites, or other causes.

Medications or diet restrictions should only be tried under medical supervision and advice.

Until the cause of your toddler’s diarrhoea is determined always treat the diarrhoea as contagious and be vigilant with hand washing and nappy disposal.


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