Ireland "Example of Quality Product"
Plentiful natural resources
The former Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine of Ireland, Simon Coveney has visited our production plant in Ireland last year. He is impressed by the commitment to the highest-standard of the plant. He even wrote a letter to recognize ILLUMA® as "Example of Quality Product" from Ireland.
Ireland has a temperate maritime climate with no extreme temperatures throughout the four seasons. Together with abundant rainfall, the country has become an ideal cradle for various plants to grow. This is why the land in Ireland is covered by green plants, which earns it the name of "Emerald Isle".
The sufficient rainfall in Ireland also turns out to be a huge advantage that contributes to the creation of a favourable natural environment. In a world of fresh-water scarcity, research from Cranfield University in the UK shows that Ireland has one of the lowest water-stress measurements in the world. The ample fresh water resources offer a stable and reliable water source for the usage of the food and drink industry.
The whole production procedure of ILLUMA® takes place in Ireland, utilizing the plentiful natural resources there.
As a country exporting worldwide to 130 countries, Ireland has a long history of Food Safety law. As a member of the European Union (EU), Ireland’s national food safety legislation meets the European Union standard and covered all divisions of the food industry.
ILLUMA®, produced in and imported from Ireland, follows the strict standard of Ireland food safety regulation to provide safe products for mothers and their children.
1 According to 2014 Food Safety Conference Board of Canada Report
2 Recognition from the Ireland Government
3 Initiative by Irish Food Board, and Wyeth Nutrition is a member of Origin Green
IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR MOTHERS
Breast milk is the best for babies and provides the best nutrition and protection from illness for your baby. For most infants, breast milk is all that is needed for the first 6 months. Many mothers continue to breast-feed after 6 months and then give other foods as well. For advice on breast-feeding, consult your doctor or any other health professional, or a friend or relative who has successfully breastfed. Frequent feeding is the best way to establish and maintain a good milk supply. A well balanced diet, both during pregnancy and after delivery, also helps sustain and adequate supply of breast milk.
Advice especially for the working mothers
Your baby can still receive the benefits of breast milk even if you go out to work. Partial breast-feeding is better that bottle-feeding completely, so continue to breast-feed even if you have been advised to give other foods. If you sleep with your baby, he will breast-feed during the night without disturbing you. Before you leave home in the morning and again when you return, breast-feed your baby. When mixed feeding, always offer the breast before giving other foods.
Remember: Breast milk is the best and most economical food for your baby.
The use of foods which are not intended for young babies can be harmful. Unnecessary introduction of partial bottle-feeding or other foods and drinks, will have a negative effect on breast-feeding. Therefore, always consult a health professional before introducing anything other than breast milk.
Using a breast milk substitute
If a doctor or other health professional recommends a supplement to breast-feeding, or its replacement, during the first 6 months, it is preferable to use an infant formula meeting recognized quality standards.
When used correctly this supplies the nutritional needs of your baby in an easily digestible form. You will need more than 450 g per week if your baby is only bottle-fed, so keep your family circumstances and costs in mind before deciding whether to use infant formula.
As soon as your baby is old enough, feed infant formula with a cup and spoon.
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