The Infant Nutrition Council of America is an association of manufacturers of infant formulas, follow-up formulas and growing up milks; members are Abbott Nutrition, Gerber Products Company, Perrigo Nutritionals and Reckitt Benckiser. For more than 45 years the Council has advocated for optimal infant health and the critical role of infant nutrition, supported families in their feeding decisions and educated 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. The Infant Nutrition Council of America 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. The Infant Nutrition Council of America recognizes 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.