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Next-best to breast milk?

We see lots of mothers who are trying to work out when and how to wean their child from the breast onto a baby formula.
They want to know: When? What? Why? 

What milk formula should I give my baby?

We can help you.

What is next-best to breast milk?

The “next-best” alternative to breast milk is “artificial” or “formula” feeding. Formula feeding is not equivalent to breast feeding. A formula is a combination of food components that are manufactured to be as close as possible to the food value of breast milk. These formulas do not have some of the biological advantages of breast milk and will never capture the depth of breast feeding. But they are an excellent choice when weaning – do not go to straight cow’s milk.

What are the special formula choices?

I have written this information up on the Formula menu tag – take a look.