If you are able, breastfeeding is best. It provides all the nutritional health benefits as Mother Nature intended. In readying for and during breastfeeding, it's important that mums eat a healthy, balanced diet.
If you're considering bottle feeding, seek professional medical advice first. Introducing bottle feeding either partially or exclusively, may reduce the supply of your own breast milk, which makes reversing the decision not to breast feed difficult. Also consider the social and financial implications, such as convenience and cost over time.
When using infant formula, always follow the instructions for use carefully, unnecessary or improper use may make your baby ill.
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Danone Nutricia specialises in a range of tailored products, including Karicare infant formulas, specialty formulas and toddler milk drinks, and Karinatal multivitamins. Our trusted products have been developed with key ingredients to nourish and nutritionally support mothers and their children from pre-conception to toddlerhood.
Danone Nutricia is part of Group Danone, one of the most successful health food companies in the world, focused on dairy, water and advanced medical nutrition as well as early life nutrition. With over 100 years of caring for babies and 50 years of ongoing research into breast milk and early life nutrition, Danone Nutricia combines science and experience to support parents, carers and health care professionals.
We understand that early life nutrition can have an ongoing influence on the future. It can play a significant role on the development of the brain and immune system, as well as how the body metabolically reacts to foods or nutrients. Danone Nutricia is committed to encouraging good, balanced nutrition through our products, services and support.
Over 100 years caring for babies
As dedicated experts in early life nutrition, parents have trusted Nutricia to nourish their babies and toddlers for over 100 years. We are proud of our expert Careline team of nutritionists, dietitians, midwives, lactation consultants and experienced mums who offer support along the motherhood journey.
Happy on the inside, shows on the outside
We believe that a healthy, happy baby starts with a healthy, happy tum. When baby is nourished on the inside, they can play, explore and learn at their own natural pace. We support mums to nurture their baby’s individuality, encouraging each baby to develop and grow in their own unique way.
Instilling confidence with guidance and inspiration
We help mums as they navigate through motherhood and grow with their babies. Our support services encourage a mum to trust her natural intuition, offering reassurance and inspiration whenever she needs it and instilling confidence in her everyday choices.
Our Karistory began over 100 years ago, helping mums to nourish their little ones since 1907. So how did we come to be? Our hardworking founder, Sir Truby King, was one of the very first doctors to lead the way in infant formula nutrition...
Our founder, Sir Truby King, was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand
Sir Truby completed his medicine studies in Edinburgh before returning to lead New Zealand's largest and most important mental hospital for 32 years