Call for infant formula reconstitution uniformity and improvements in manufacturer feeding guides

Shelley Farrent, Brian Coppin and Scott Morris
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50760
Published online: 14 September 2020

Current regulations address product safety, but they do not adequately ensure accuracy of formula preparation and provision

Breastmilk is the optimum source of nutrition for most infants born at full term. When breastmilk is unavailable or unsuitable, the only safe and nutritious substitutes are commercial infant formulas.1 Infant formula — predominantly powdered infant formula — makes a major contribution to infant nutrition in Australia, with the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey reporting that 34% of infants had been introduced formula in their first month of life, 45% by 2 months and 69% by 6 months of age.2

  • Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA


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