Baby milk powder for infants and toddlers in 3 age groups
- Infant formula age groups -

If breastfeeding is not possible or desired, bottle feeding is done with expressed breast milk or with infant formula. Infants are born with a sucking reflex allowing them to extract the milk from the nipples of the breasts or the nipple of the baby bottle, as well as an instinctive behavior known as rooting with which they seek out the nipple. Sometimes a wet nurse is hired to feed the infant, although this is rare, especially in developed countries.

Age groups
Stage 1
Starter formula
0-6 months
Stage 2
Follow-On formula
6-12 months
Stage 3
Toddler formula
12-36 months


As infants grow, food supplements are added. Many parents choose commercial, ready-made baby foods to supplement breast milk or formula for the child, while others adapt their usual meals for the dietary needs of their child. Whole cow's milk can be used at one year, but lower-fat milk should not be provided until the child is 2 to 3 years old. Weaning is the process through which breast milk is eliminated from the infant's diet through the introduction of solid foods in exchange for milk.

Adequate food consumption at an early age is vital for an infant's development. From birth to four months, infants should consume breast milk or an unmodified milk substitute. As an infant's diet matures, finger foods may be introduced as well as fruit, vegetables and small amounts of meat.

Also make sure that the can isn't dented. When a can is dented, the tin layer inside might be cracked. This allows the milk powder to come in contact with the steel, potentially causing rust and even a hole that could cause the contents to spoil. In such a case replace can immediately.

If you accidentally purchase infant formula already past its use-by date, return it to the store and request a fresh can. Most formula makers allow retailers to return unopened cans of expired formula for free replacement.


Breastfeeding is the recommended method of feeding by all major infant health organizations.


Infant formula age groups


1 、 Applicant puts forward a formal application for certificate, and fill in the application form.
2 、 COFCC confirms the service charge and draft an initial investigation plan
3 、 Applicant pays the service charge, sign a certifying contract with COFCC, fill the inspection form and prepare relevant materials
4 、 An initial evaluation done by COFCC, then a overall inspection is conducted by COFCC
5 、 On site inspection and evaluation. COFCC sends accredited inspectors to make an onsite inspection of the production location, production, processing, storage, transportation and marketing based on the Organic Food Certification Technical Principles after the confirmation of the payment by applicant. Samples of soil or products are tested if necessary.
6 、 Inspection report composed. After inspection, an inspection report on production location, processing manufacturer and marketing is composed.
7 、 Evaluation on the inspection. Based on the forms, relevant materials, and the inspection report, an overall review made by COFCC, and an evaluation with its evaluation suggestions is submited to Certification Committee for discussion.
8 、 Final decision by the Certification Committee. A review is conducted by the Certification Committee upon the basic information forms, inspection report and evaluation by COFCC, leading to the final decision whether to issue the certificate.
9 、 Issuance of certificate. Based on the final decision of Certification Committee, certificate is issued to eligible applicant. Receiver of certificate should confirm and seal the inspection report before issued the certificate. Receiver of conditioned certificate should make written commitment of making improvements according to the suggestions from COFCC
10 、 Application of organic food label. In line with organic food certificate and Regulations on Administration of Organic Food Label, applicants need to go through formalities of using organic food label


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