The Infant Nutrition Council represents the interests of the infant formula and toddler milk industry in Australia and New Zealand which advocates optimal nutrition for all infants. Its membership is made up of global companies; well established local companies; formula manufacturers; and ingredient manufacturers and suppliers.
Our purpose is to be the trusted voice of the Australian and New Zealand infant formula and toddler milk industry supporting the protection and promotion of breast feeding and where necessary the proper use of breast milk substitutes.
INC has strong relationships with key Australian and New Zealand government departments and agencies. It works in collaboration with government to protect the Australian and New Zealand brands and to support the public health goals for the protection and promotion of breastfeeding and, when needed, infant formula as the only suitable alternative.
INC is the contact point for government to connect with the infant formula and toddler milk drink sector. INC engages directly with governments in Australia and New Zealand to promote and protect the interests of the infant formula and toddler milk industry in the development of policy, enforcement of regulations and exporting to international markets.
Through these relationships, INC members have the ability to influence at the international, regional, and national levels.
- The 4th Feeding the Future conference was held in Wellington, New Zealand in October 2022, at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
- If you are directly or indirectly involved in the infant formula and toddler milk industry in Australia and/or New Zealand you can apply for membership of the Infant Nutrition Council.
- All members must abide by the Infant Nutrition Council Code of Conduct. Benefits include up to date communication of Marketing & Compliance Codes.
Benefits of breastmilk
The infant formula industry knows the value of good nutrition for infants and has spent many years studying the unique and unsurpassed benefits of breast milk.
There is no question that breast milk provides the best possible nutrition for infants and is important for baby’s health. However, when a baby is not being breastfed, the only suitable and safe alternative is a scientifically developed infant formula product.
The Infant Nutrition Council is committed to supporting both breastfeeding and infant formula.