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Infant Formula

Some mothers are unable to, or choose not to, breastfeed and in these circumstances infant formula milk is used. Formula milk is designed to meet the nutritional requirements of the infant and must comply with strict UK and EC legislation which specifies the nutritional composition of the feeds. Soya-based infant formulas provide a safe feeding option for most infants that meet all the nutritional requirements of the infant with none of the detrimental effects associated with the consumption of cow’s milk formulas. Under no circumstances should a child under 12 months be given ‘normal’ cow’s, goat’s, soya or any other milk that is not specifically formulated for an infant (for a review on the safety of soya see Appendix I).