This is a question that gets asked a lot by not only mummies but also grandparents, friends and just good old nosy parkers! The formula market is massive these days and it must be overwhelming for new parents to even know where to begin on choosing which one to feed your pride and joy. Do you go for the one you have heard off? The one ‘granny’ tells you to give, or the ‘organic’ version. Then once you have decided on a brand, there is follow on milks, colic and constipation, anti-reflux, too many choices. I am extremely lucky that we have not had to use formula little one just carried on boobing her way to 12 months and beyond!. This is not to say I did not think about formula, in fact it crossed my mind on many occasion and made me do a bit of background research on the subject.
The first most important thing with formula is that your baby only ever needs the FIRST INFANT FORMULA, this is a whey based formula and the only one that is regulated strictly in the UK and will last until 12 months of age where they can then move onto full fat cow’s milk. Think of it as FORMULA ONE! Sorry about the picture I just couldn’t help myself.