Released on: 19 March 2019

Head of Knowledge at NCT Sarah Mcmullen said:

“There are many different formula milk brands on the market making different claims and their cost varies hugely. This can be very confusing for parents and significantly impacts on some family budgets. In some cases, families resort to unsafe practices in order to feed their babies. This is despite all infant formula milks meeting the same legal requirements to support growth and nutrition.

“It’s really important that all parents have access to independent information and support for feeding their babies, which is free of commercial interest. Additionally, families who are experiencing food insecurity or financial crisis should have clear pathways to financial and practical support.

“There’s more information about formula milk and formula feeding for parents on our website and our infant feeding line (0300 330 0700) supports all parents however they feed their baby.”

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