Costs

Costs of infant formula, follow-on formula and milks marketed as foods for special medical purposes available over the counter in the UK

This report summarises the best current data we have on the costs of infant formula, follow-on formula and infant milks marketed as foods for special medical purposes marketed over the counter in the UK. The costs of products are given at purchase and have been calculated per 100ml, and per week for a 2-3 month old baby, so that costs can be compared.

For information on the costs of milks marketed for babies over 1 year of age for which there are no compositional regulations (and which are therefore unnecessary products) follow the link under ‘type of infant milks’ to ‘milks marketed for children over 1 year of age’ on this website.

Cost of powdered infant formulas in the UK: How have they changed since January 2021?

This document shows how the cost of powdered infant formula has changed since January 2021. It compares the cost per unit (800g or 900g can) of all powdered cows’ milk based infant formulas over time. It then shows how the unit costs of the most widely available, market leading brands, compares to the current value of the Healthy Start allowance. It looks at how the rising unit costs impact on the cost of feeding a 10-week-old baby.