Having a new baby is an exciting time, but it’s also a learning curve that’s filled with challenges.
One of the important decisions you have to make is how you’ll feed your baby. Breastfeeding is the single best way to provide your baby with the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. Breast milk is known to help with many essential functions including:
- Immune system development
- A healthy gut microbiome
- Reduces cold/flu
- Reduces risk of developing diabetes in later life
- Reduced risk of obesity
- Reduced risk of leukaemia
Every parent wants the best for their baby, and breastfeeding has universally been established as the best method of feeding. However, when breast milk is unavailable or in short supply, what do you do?
Mixed feeding is a great alternative when breast milk is in short supply. Cow’s milk-based formulas are available to feed babies. However, these formulations can’t mimic the unique composition of breast milk. If you want your baby to get the benefits of breast milk, why not consider donor breast milk?
NeoKare PHBM is offered in both powder and liquid format. Made with milk from our UK based milk providers, we have a comprehensive screening programme for anyone wishing to provide their excess breast milk, ensuring that our donor milk products contain optimal, standardised nutrition. After mothers-own milk, human donor milk may be the next best option if you want to retain all the benefits of breast milk.