Special needs

Breastfeeding is best for babies and exclusive breastfeeding for around the first six months of life is recommended by the UK Government. However, breastfeeding is not always possible as it can be difficult for some mums. Also, some babies can experience intolerance to cow’s milk protein or lactose. Therefore, a range of special formulas have been created so that babies with allergies or intolerances are nutritionally complete for growth and development.

Infant milks for special needs

There is a wide range of infant milks and formulas available. For babies with special needs, formulas need to be carefully prescribed as they are 'foods for special medical purposes', which must follow UK legislation.

More on the range of infant milks and their suitability...