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.

By clicking on the "I understand" link below, you confirm your understanding that Nestlé is supplying this information about formulas for informational or educational purposes.

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Myth Buster

During pregnancy the most common advice you get from anybody is on what to eat and not eat. While much of this information is true, there are plenty of myths doing the rounds. The bottom line is: eat well and eat intelligently and you’ll have absolutely no reason to worry.

Woman thinkingUnmasking pregnancy diet myths

Pregnant women crave pickles and ice-cream.

Maybe. Particular food cravings may occur, but are not universal.  Cravings are very common in pregnancy, especially for foods that provide energy and calcium, such as milk and other dairy products.

Pregnant mothers must eat for two.

False.  Pregnant women do need to eat a little extra – but not twice as much! The main thing is to eat a well-balanced diet from all the food groups, so you get all the right nutrients. It’s only in the second and third trimester where your energy needs will increase slightly.

Pregnant mothers shouldn’t consume fish and fish oil.

False. Fish is an important part of a healthy diet and contains high-quality protein and other essential nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids. Fish is also low in saturated fat. Some fish can contain higher levels of mercury that may harm an unborn baby or young child’s developing nervous system. The best approach is to eat fish lower in mercury, such as prawns, canned light tuna and salmon. Limit those that contain higher levels of mercury (e.g. shark, swordfish and mackerel). For more information on which fish contain high levels of mercury check out the section on Pregnancy Don’ts.

Drinking coffee has a negative effect on pregnancy.

False. Foods Standard of Australia and New Zealand advise coffee in small amounts does not affect your baby, but avoid drinking more than three cups a day (300mg or less per day). Very large amounts of caffeine may result in a baby with low birth weight. For more information on caffeine during pregnancy check out the section on Pregnancy Don’ts.

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