What Formula To Choose Video Transcript

What Formula To Choose Video Transcript

Video transcript for what formula to choose?

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Lactation consultant

So it's really difficult when you first go into the supermarket and you think, wow, look at all this formula. It's so confusing. Which one do I choose? Infant formula which says 'from birth'. That can be used right through until the baby's 12 months of age if it's appropriate and suits your baby.

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Voice

It's fine to choose a from birth formula that suits your budget. Cow's milk formula is usually recommended for healthy babies who are not breastfed. There is no independent evidence to suggest that any company's milk is better for your baby. Choose an age-appropriate formula. Your baby could become ill if you feed a formula intended for older babies.

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Lactation consultant

Um, and we check the expiry date. When did you get that?

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Mum

Yesterday.

Lactation consultant

You got it yesterday.

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Mum

Use by the 18th of the 12th.

Lactation consultant

And now that its ...

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Voice

Always read the instructions on the formula tin and follow these carefully.

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Voice

If you think your baby may be allergic to cow's milk, talk to your midwife or other maternity carer or Well Child nurse before buying an alternative.

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Lactation consultant

It's very important when you're making your formula that you use the scoop that comes with the ... your tin because all tins have different scoops.

This page last reviewed 26 July 2013.
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