Do you make a low-iron infant formula?
No. All Nestlé infant formulas are fortified with iron to meet your baby's needs for growth and development, and all meet the guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Committee on Nutrition. Nestlé agrees with the AAP's confirmation that iron-fortified formula is the only reasonable alternative to breastmilk.
Babies are born with a good store of iron, provided by Mom during a healthy pregnancy. Those initial iron reserves need to be maintained by iron-fortified formula for babies that aren’t breastfed. If not maintained, these iron stores may become depleted by the time your baby is 4 to 6 months old. That’s why the introduction of iron-rich solid foods is important, while still maintaining breastfeeding or iron-fortified formula feeding as the primary source of nutrition.
Iron is critical to your baby's growth and development. Iron contributes to your baby’s growth by helping to expand the number of red blood cells that help supply her body with oxygen. Lack of iron in your baby’s diet can lead to anemia, irritability, fatigue, shortness of breath, slower growth, and learning disabilities.
Nestlé understands the nutritional needs of infants and only provides iron-fortified formulas to help support important growth and development during your baby's first year.
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