There is a clear preference for mother's milk compared to replacements, and the WHO recommends breastfeeding exclusively until the age of 6 moths. Despite this, there are cases in which you won't be able to breastfeed, or you'll choose to mix breastmilk with subsitutes. So where do you begin?
First of all you need to know that all the leading health organizations in the world support exclusive breastfeeding, since there is no true replacement to the richness of the ingredients and the match between mothers milk and the child's needs. With that in mind, in some cases exclusive breastfeeding isn't possible and therefore it's important to learn about the different subsitutes.
Different companies produce different baby food compounds. There is a huge variety, and no doubt you will recieve different recommendations from different people. So how can you choose the most appropriate one for your child?
The most common food compounds are those based on cow's milk. In addition, there are other compounds which are used if there is a medical condition or specific need which requires special attention. In the upcoming articles you can read all about the different baby food compunds, the proteins used in each and how to choose the right one for your child.