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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Second Trimester

Throughout your second trimester, you’ll continue to visit your doctor about once a month - as long as your pregnancy progresses as suggested by your doctor.

Pregnant woman cradling her small growing tummyMonitoring your weight

Second trimester pregnancy includes your fourth, fifth and six months. During your second trimester the usual pattern of weight gain is about 400g per week or 1-2 kilos per month. Your doctor may monitor your weight, take measurements of your growing tummy to estimate your baby’s growth, and watch for signs of preeclampsia (a form of high blood pressure).

It’s important to keep your weight within the recommended range, otherwise you risk:

  • putting extra stress on your heart, which is already working overtime to pump your increased blood volume;
  • putting more stress on your joints, which pregnancy hormones have loosened;
  • developing preeclampsia;
  • backache;
  • a more difficult labour

Urine test

At some stage your doctor may measure the protein and sugar in your urine to check for protein;


Maternal Serum Screening (MSS) test

This test is commonly offered in your second trimester. It measures the amount of four proteins in your blood and the results are combined with your age to identify your risk of having a baby with Down Syndrome, Edward Syndrome or neural tube defects.


Rhesus (Rh) antibody level test

This blood test is for rhesus-negative women. Most people have a specific protein in their blood called the Rh factor. Those who don’t are Rh-negative. If a woman tests Rh-negative, the baby’s father should also be tested because problems arise when an Rh-negative woman conceives a baby with an Rh-positive man.



This test uses high-frequency sound waves to visualise the unborn baby. An ultrasound examination is performed in the second trimester to check the development of your baby’s spine, limbs, organs, brain and other structures. At this point you may also find out the sex of your baby if you wish.



This tests the fluid surrounding your baby to detect chromosomal and other genetic disorders, such as down syndrome, cystic fibrosis and neural tube defects. This is not necessary for all women and does come with assocated risks so you should discuss with your obstetrician if you have any concerns.


What’s happening this trimester?

See what your baby’s up to.

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