Professional advice should be sought before using an infant formula. Good maternal nutrition is important for breastfeeding and reversing a decision not to breast-feed can be difficult.
Proper use of an infant formula product is important to the health of the infant. Infant formulas should be used as directed.
WHO guideline and DGC’s and Partners policy position
The World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted the International Code of Marketing Breast-milk Substitutes in 1981.
The aim of the Code is “to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by the protection and promotion of breast-feeding, and by ensuring the proper use of breast-milk substitutes, when these are necessary, on the basis of adequate information and thorough appropriate marketing and distribution.”
As a responsible manufacturer of infant formula, DGC (Dairy Goat Co-operative (N.Z.) Ltd) and its Partners support the Code and unequivocally supports breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for babies and infants.
It is however important that nutritionally complete infant formula products are available to non-breastfed infants.
Caregivers should consult with a doctor or health care professional before using an infant formula.