The Infant Nutrition Council of America (INCA) is an association of manufacturers of infant formulas and toddler milks; members are Abbott Nutrition, Gerber Products Company, Perrigo Nutritionals and Reckitt Benckiser. For more than 50 years INCA has advocated for optimal infant health and the critical role of infant nutrition, supported families in their feeding decisions and educated stakeholders on appropriate infant feeding options.
During the first year of life an infant is exposed to many foods and eating experiences that lay the foundation for lifelong nutritional habits. INCA and its members share the goal of supporting breastfeeding whenever possible. However, for infants not receiving breast milk, infant formula is the only safe and recommended nourishment that promotes healthy growth and development based on current nutrition science. Members of the Infant Nutrition Council of America recognize their special obligation to provide products that are both safe and nutritious, and which can be used with utmost confidence.
Every day parents make the important and personal decision about how to feed their infant– a decision rooted in individual beliefs, circumstances and experiences. Whether parents decide to breastfeed exclusively, formula feed, or use a combination of both, the Infant Nutrition Council of America believes they should have access to facts and balanced information about infant feeding options and be supported in their decision.