Welcome to Wattie’s Forbaby website.

This section of the website contains information on Nurture and infant formula products.

Before you enter this section, please read this Important Information:

Breastfeeding is best for babies. Breast milk provides the ideal balanced nutrition and protection for babies. A healthy balanced diet is important to help mothers prepare for and maintain breastfeeding. Introducing partial bottle feeding may adversely affect breastfeeding by reducing the supply of breast milk and reversing a decision not to breastfeed is difficult.  Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed because unnecessary or improper use can be harmful to the health of the baby. Social and financial implications, such as issues of convenience and cost to the household, should be considered before selecting a method of feeding.

If you are considering using infant formula, it is important to discuss this with a health professional. 

This information about infant formula is provided for informational and educational purposes only.

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby, and even though it can be a bit tricky to start with, there is plenty of help out there to get you off to the right start. Breastmilk provides the ideal nutrition for your baby, and it's recommended you breast feed until around six months and your baby is ready for foods. When your baby is ready, introduce him or her to appropriate complementary foods and continue to breastfeed until they are at least one year of age or beyond.  If you're having trouble and need some breast-feeding help, talk to your midwife, well child or Plunket nurse, or lactation consultant.

Looking after your own eating habits is also really important so you'll have the energy to look after your new baby, as well as your own health and well being.

Breastfeeding help