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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Pregnancy Complications

While most pregnancy pains aren’t serious, pregnant women can sometimes develop complications. While many are no cause for alarm, some can be. With careful monitoring and proper treatment, there’s generally nothing to worry about. For your own peace of mind, contact your doctor straight away with any concerns.
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Vaginal spotting and bleeding

Hypertension (Pre-eclampsia)

Smiling pregnant womanPre-eclampsia  in pregnancy consists of high blood pressure, protein in the urine and swelling (fluid retention). This condition is thoroughly understood by the medical profession and can be closely monitored. Follow your doctor’s advice.

How is it detected?

Your doctor can diagnose it by taking your resting blood pressure.

What are the signs?

Pre-eclampsia doesn’t usually have symptoms initially however as it progresses some women experience oedema, headache, dizziness, spots in front of the eyes, abdominal pain and nausea / vomiting. Many women don’t notice at all.

Who is most at risk?

Pregnancy-related hypertension most frequently affects women during their first pregnancy or during a twin pregnancy. Other risk factors include: a personal or family history of hypertension, diabetes, etc.

What are the complications?

  • There may be complications for both you and your baby, but not always. Talk to your doctor about complications that may be relevant to you.


  • You should always consult your medical professional if you are concerned about any of the above information.  You should never self-diagnose this condition.
  • Your doctor will advise which treatment is best suited to you.  There are different options for each case. They may include medication, weight management, dietary management or rest, you need to discuss these with your doctor.


What is pregnancy-related diabetes?

This is a type of diabetes that only manifests itself during pregnancy and generally disappears afterwards. It is characterised by a high level of glucose in the blood which arises because, the insulin produced by the pancreas is not sufficient to regulate the sugar levels in the blood. Pregnancy is a particularly high-risk period as insulin needs are higher and some women are unable to produce the extra insulin required. Pregnancy-related diabetes is something that will require management and supervision from your doctor.

How is it detected?

Symptoms of diabetes during pregnancy may often go unnoticed as they are not obvious.  If there are symptoms they include intensive thirst, frequent desire to urinate, thrush infections and fatigue. Pregnancy-related diabetes may be diagnosed following a blood test. This test is usually done between 24 and 28 weeks of the pregnancy.

Who is most at risk?

You should be tested for pregnancy-related diabetes if you:

  • are older than 30 years
  • are overweight
  • have diabetes in your family
  • have already suffered from pregnancy-related diabetes during a previous pregnancy
  • women from certain cultural backgrounds (including Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern)
  • are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

What are the complications?

There may be complications for both you and your baby, but not always.  Talk to your doctor about complications that may be relevant to you.

After the birth, will both my baby and I be diabetics?

Rest assured, your baby will not be born a diabetic. You are still at risk of developing long term diabetes, so make sure you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly. If you become pregnant again, you have a very high risk of developing pregnancy-related diabetes. Get tested early in your pregnancy.


Your doctor will provide you with the necessary information about treatment specific to your needs. A qualified dietitian can help you plan the right diet.

Dietary tips for diagnosed gestational diabetes:

Eat regular and balanced meals (three meals per day + one or two snacks) to avoid excessive fluctuations of your blood sugar levels. Don’t skip meals or snack constantly. Here are some tips:

  • Opt for wholegrain carbohydrates (cereals, starches, legumes, rice, pasta, potatoes, etc.) rather than simple sugars (pastries, white sugar, jam, sugary beverages and sweets)
  • Avoid foods with a high glycaemic index, which will lead to rapid secretion of insulin.  A dietitian will be able to give you a balanced diet plan to help you control your blood sugar levels.
  • Consume sufficient fresh fruit and vegetables – high in fibre, these will help regulate absorption of carbohydrates (Follow the guidelines for fruit serves during pregnancy which are 4 per day)
  • Eat protein at every meal. By following the recommended serves for lean meats or meat alternatives and dairy foods you will be able to achieve this (2-3 dairy serves per day and 1 serve meat or meat alternatives per day)
  • Avoid fatty foods, especially those high in saturated fats such as sausages, pastries, too much full fat cheese. Exercise regularly and walk at least 30 minutes a day to help regulate your glycaemic index

Vaginal spotting and bleeding

It’s natural to get scared at the sight of blood during pregnancy. However, vaginal spotting during early pregnancy or bleeding during pregnancy may not mean something is wrong. The only way to know for sure is to consult your doctor.

What are the causes?

Vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy is common. There are many different reasons for this.  It is important to seek medical advice for any bleeding during pregnancy.

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