The Infant Nutrition Council of America is an association of manufacturers and marketers of formulated nutrition products, (e.g., infant formulas and adult nutritionals); members are Abbott Nutrition, Gerber Products Company, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Perrigo Nutritionals. For more than 45 years the Council has advocated optimal infant health and the critical role of infant nutrition, support families in their feeding decisions and educate 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. While experts agree on the benefits of breastfeeding, 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 a parent decides 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.