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If your baby is not breastfed, formula feeding is the only safe alternative to support your baby’s normal growth and development in the first 12 months of life.

There are many types and brands of formula available in Australia. They all comply with Australian regulations to ensure they contain enough nutrients for your baby. However, there are differences between the types and amounts of ingredients used. The NHMRC recommends using a formula with a lower protein level. It also notes that if a hospital uses a particular formula it doesn’t mean it’s the ‘best’ one.

It’s best to consult your baby’s doctor or maternal and child health nurse before introducing a formula. They can also help you choose an appropriate formula for your baby.

You can also talk to one of our infant nutrition experts if you have any questions about Diamond pro+ Premium Infant Formula or Follow-on Formula.