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  • Breastmilk is the feeding option of choice for infants.
  • If breastmilk is not available, then infant formula is a suitable alternative.
  • Breastmilk or formula should be the main milk used until the baby is 12 months old.
  • Choose a formula to match the age and needs of your baby, and always read the label carefully as labels for other products can look very similar to those for infants.
  • If you believe your baby has a problem with feeding, discuss this with your maternal and child health nurse or doctor before switching brands.

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Reviewed on: 31-03-2015