Infant Formula

Something to drink for baby? 

Breast milk has long been considered the most appropriate first food for infants. However, breastfeeding is not always used, or must be stopped while the baby is still very young. In such cases, infant formula must be used for at least the first six month of life. 

Infant formulas are made of carbohydrates (sugar), lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals, all equally essential for providing baby with the energy and nutrients required for health and development. In most cases, “conventional” infant formulas work well. But one in five babies can have problems with milk in the first six months of their lives, either lactose intolerance or an allergy to proteins. If your baby shows persistent signs of cramps, gas, diarrhea or constipation, it might be time to think about choosing lactose-free formulas and/or soy-based proteins or hydrolysed formulas. 

Ask your pharmacist to help you choose the infant formula best suited to your child’s needs.

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