ISDI factsheet on follow-up formula for older infants and young children
Scientific experts around the world recognise that the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are critical for long-term physical and mental development.
The adequate intake of both macro- (protein, carbohydrates and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements) is particularly important in the early months and years of life, when growth and brain development are most rapid.
Follow-up formulas for older infants (6-12 months) and young children (12-36 months), which are introduced after 6 months as part of a complementary feeding regimen, can be a source of important nutrients to address nutritional inadequacies.
Find out more about the value of follow-up formula for older infants and young children, and the role they can play in helping to provide optimal intakes of important nutrients, with our factsheet.