Little Étoile Nutrition acknowledges breast milk as the gold standard of nutrition for newborns and early infants. The WHO recommends breastfeeding for at least the first 6 months of infant life.
As breast milk supply responds positively to infant demand, and decreases with infant withdrawal, women who mix feed should wait until their milk supply has been established before introducing infant formula.
There are many reasons why women may choose to use an infant formula either in combination with breastfeeding or as a substitute. With these issues in mind, infant formula products are thus designed to be as close to breast milk composition as possible, in terms of nutritional composition, hence they are termed “breast milk substitutes”.