Infant nutrition

The best quality ingredients for the early stages of life

Fonterra believes that breast milk is best for infants and supports the aim and intent of the WHO code which states: Breast milk is the ideal source of nutrition for infants.

Breast milk substitutes are recognised by the World Health Organisation as safe and nutritious alternatives to breast milk for infants whose mothers cannot or choose not to breastfeed.

Our ingredient solutions in this area are designed to help meet the specific needs of infants, as well as the concerns of parents and healthcare providers. We know that dairy forms the building blocks for optimal nutrition, and from this we’ve created a science-based range of powders, proteins and specialty ingredients marketed under the portfolio brand SureStart™. With these solutions, you’re empowered to create products that help support infant nutrition needs.

Helping to meet infant nutrition needs

Breast milk substitutes are recognised by the World Health Organisation as safe and nutritious alternatives to breast milk, when a mother cannot or chooses not to breast feed - and our SureStart™ powders, proteins and specialty ingredient products are at the leading edge of these alternatives. Our portfolio of products meets key consumer needs around infant nutrition, particularly in the key areas of:

  • Cognition
  • Immunity and protection against infection
  • Allergy and digestive health

Our quality SureStart™ ingredients also help to support optimal nutrition in the early stages of life, helping with:

  • Healthy growth
  • Bone health
  • Muscle development

Choose the experts in paediatric nutrition

We have capabilities throughout the development cycle for our entire paediatric portfolio including science, processing, new product development (NPD) and consumer/applied testing.

Each of our infant nutrition ingredients is specially developed, with proven performance and is the result of our unique deep dairy expertise. It comes from our many years in the business, the depth of our investment and the exceptional nature of dairying in New Zealand. 

Sourcing ingredients from us automatically gives you an advantage in helping to meet infant needs and consumer demands. We’ve been researching paediatric nutrition since 1963, with over 50 scientists and technical experts currently dedicated to the field. 

With this wealth of research and resource at our disposal we’re constantly innovating new solutions – such as Halal ingredients, ground-breaking new prebiotics and advanced paediatric solutions. 

Safety and quality, guaranteed

Buying from us ensures the highest standards in safety and quality, because everything we produce – regardless of source – is manufactured to the highest standard and is subject to a rigorous testing regime.

At peak production, we conduct 20,000 quality tests on milk and ingredients every single day. Every year, 2,000 audits are performed on our production facilities. And – having ensured their safe production – we also use anti-counterfeit and tamper-evident packaging.

 

Contact us to discuss your needs and we’ll help you find the perfect ingredient solution.

 

Ingredients backed by science

Our leading edge science-based ingredients help support optimal nutrition and development in infants

We’re the experts and innovators in infant nutrition

We’ve been studying paediatric nutrition since 1963, providing end-to-end customer solutions

Quality and safety

Ensuring quality and safety at every step of the supply chain