After reading this section, you will have a better understanding of:
  • Infant formula milks for babies aged 0-6 months
  • Advice for parents on feeding and winding
  • When babies should begin the weaning process.


1. When breast milk isn't an option

Breast milk is the gold standard for babies up to six months of age, but infant formula milk does have an important role to play when a mother cannot or chooses not to breastfeed.

2. Bottle feeding

If a parent chooses to bottle feed their baby, there is plenty of advice that can be provided, from how best to feed the baby to how much milk they should be drinking.

3. Feeding problems

There are a wide range of feeding problems that can occur in breastfed and bottle fed babies.

4. Moving on to weaning

Weaning is the process of moving babies on from only drinking milk to eating solid foods. Babies should be weaned at around six months of age, recommends the Department of Health.

5. Ask the experts

Health visitors and community practitioners are asked for advice on a wide range of infant feeding topics. So how do the experts suggest you respond to these common queries?

6. Training & CPD

The following practice points and questions can be used to enhance your knowledge of this section.

7. Product information 0-6 months

When breast milk isn’t an option and cows’ milk isn’t suitable, infant formula milk is the only accepted substitute for babies aged 0-6 months.

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