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Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breast milk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using an infant milk should be considered. Improper use of an infant milk or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard. If you use an infant milk, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully – failure to follow the instructions may make your baby ill.
Breastfeeding is the best form of nutrition for babies and delivers significant health benefits for both mothers and babies. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organization for the first six months of life.1
Any amount of breast milk has a positive effect. The longer you breastfeed, the longer the protection lasts and the greater the benefits.2
Breastfeeding and making breast milk also have health benefits for you. The more you breastfeed, the greater the benefits.2
Breastfeeding lowers your risk of:
1. WHO, 2016: https://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/exclusive_breastfeeding/en/ Accessed 1st August 2019
2. NHS UK, 2017: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/benefits-breastfeeding/ Accessed on 12th September 2019
Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. If you are considering bottle-feeding then it is important to be aware that this will reduce the amount of breast milk you produce and it may make breastfeeding more difficult because your body will make less milk. It may be difficult to reverse once you have started combination feeding.
We would recommend you speak to your healthcare professional for further information on combining breastfeeding and bottle-feeding.
Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. In order to bottle feed your baby you will need:
Never warm up your baby’s milk in a microwave as this may result in heat spots (the feed does not heat evenly) which may burn your baby’s mouth.
Your baby’s weight gain and the number of wet and dirty nappies will help to inform you whether your baby is getting enough milk. Your baby should produce around six wet nappies a day a few days after birth. Wet nappies should be soaked through with clear or pale yellow urine.
If you have any concerns with your baby’s weight gain then speak to your healthcare professional.
Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. Abbott has two stages of standard Similac® milks available in the UK.
Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. Most infant and toddler milks are produced from cow’s milk that has been made suitable for babies and toddlers. There are different stages of milks available, and follow on milk, growing up milk and toddler milk should not be given to babies under six months.
If you think a particular brand of infant or toddler milk disagrees with your baby then please speak with your healthcare professional for further advice.
Similac® First Infant Milk
Similac® Follow On Milk
No, baby milks should not be frozen before or after mixing. Freezing baby milks may cause it to become grainy or cause the fat to separate.
Both stages of Similac® are only available in powdered form to be mixed with water as per the instructions on the pack.
Where possible, each bottle should be made up fresh for each feed. Storing made-up formula milk may increase the chance of your baby becoming ill. However, there are times when this may not be practical and feeds need to be prepared in advance, for example when taking your baby to a nursery or when leaving the house for a prolonged period of time.
The following steps outline the safest way to prepare and pre-prepare feeds for later use:
We can only advise on our own products. We are able to provide you with the nutritional information of both stages of Similac®. Please refer to nutritional tables in question 1 under the Product Enquiries section above alternatively, please visit Similac.co.uk or look at the information on the tin for a full list of ingredients.
Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil, high in saturated fats, derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree. Palm oil and palm olein oil (a derivative of palm oil) are currently added to many infant formulas as a source of palmitic acid. This is a fatty acid which is naturally found in breast milk. However, the palmitic acid from palm oil and palm olein oil has a different structure to that found in breast milk.
Yes, both stages of Similac® are suitable for vegetarians. The fatty acids are from algal sources. Please note that the vitamin D in Similac® is synthesised from cholesterol which is extracted from the grease in wool sheared from live sheep.
No, neither stages of Similac® are suitable for vegans.
Yes, both stages of Similac® are suitable for halal diets, kosher diets, gluten free and nut free.
Yes, both stages of Similac® are free from genetically modified ingredients.
No, both stages of Similac® contain lactose and soya.
Yes, both stages of Similac® are egg and fish free.