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Our report: Infant milks in the UK

First Steps Nutrition Trust provides a one stop shop for information on infant milks marketed in the UK. We provide information on the composition of infant milks, the claims made and the usefulness and safety of ingredients. We gather together all the information needed to support families who use these products to feed their infants.

Infant milks in the UK: A practical guide for health professionals
Infant milks in the UK

This May 2018 version of the report Infant Milks in the UK is now available to download and contains the latest information on milks available for infants and children in the UK, with clear independent guidance on their suitability.

The report provides information on infant milks marketed for over the counter sale in the UK, as well as background information on composition, ingredients, contaminants, regulations and the infant milk market.

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The Infant milks in the UK report has been formatted so it can be printed out and placed in a ring binder.

What has changed since the last report?
You may want to update your printed master copy of this report (see below). If so, please click here for all May 2018 updated pages to the December 2017 report.

To print out the whole report yourself, a cover and binders are available at

Create your infant milk folder 1
Create your Infant milk folder 2
Create your Infant milk folder 3

Infant milk composition
Infant formula - An overview

Infant formula - An overview

This report considers those milks that are covered by the infant formula milk regulations in the UK. It provides a more in-depth look at each milk and reviews the evidence that is given to support claims made. Infant formula includes the first infant milks about which healthcare professionals may be asked the most questions. We have given our opinions about the evidence they provide to back up claims and compared it with findings from accepted expert reviews.

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Cost of infant milks in UK

Cost of infant milks marketed in the UK

This report summarises the costs of all milks currently marketed for sale in the UK. There are considerable disparities in cost between products, and using ready to feed starter packs of infant milk is a particularly expensive way to buy formula milk. Despite marketing claims, milks that comply to regulations are similar in composition.

The addition of unnecessary ingredients about which claims are made may burden a young child's metabolism – a simpler and cheaper formula with fewer unnecessary ingredients may be preferable.

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