Why your baby does not need formula

  • It is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that babies are exclusively breastfed (ie only Breastmilk is given to the baby) for at least 6 months
  • Formula has no human antibodies giving no immunity
  • It contains foreign proteins like bovine and goat, not human proteins
  • One feed can remove the benefits of colostrum which lines the gut to help protect it. This can take more than a week for it to return to normal.
  • Powdered formula is not sterile

Remember there may be occasions where formula may be needed for clinical or medical reasons. Always discuss this with a Lactation Consultant or your LMC/GP/ Well child provider.