Specialised infant milks in the UK:
infants 0-6 months of age
This report aims to provide an overview of specialised infant milks marketed in the UK for infants 0-6 months. It provides background information about feeding infants with special dietary needs, outlines what products are available and considers claims made for products and their potential efficacy in the context of what else is known, or recommended, by independent scientific bodies.
The aim is not for the information in the report to replace specialised medical care from a clinical team, but to provide independent information that health professionals can use in their discussions. We hope it will encourage health workers who require information about specialised infant milk products to be active in obtaining the specific information they need from commercial companies, and not passive recipients of marketing information.