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LITTLE STEPS® Follow-on Milk

A formula milk containing iron and designed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of babies from 6 months of age as part of a varied weaning diet

Product description

LITTLE STEPS Follow-on Milk 800 g Powder
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Enriched with iron to help support normal cognitive development.

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Contains calcium and vitamin D for normal growth and development of bones. Vitamin D also contributes to normal function of the immune system.

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Enriched with omega-3 LCP (DHA).

LITTLE STEPS® Follow-on Milk is tailored for babies from 6 months as part of a varied weaning diet. Contains iron, vitamins A, C & D as well as calcium and omega-3 LCP (DHA).

Enriched with Iron: UK & Ireland dietary surveys show that iron can be lacking in infants’ diets.1,2 Iron helps to support normal cognitive development.

Vitamin D and calcium to support normal growth and development of bones.

Enriched with Omega 3 LCP (DHA).

The first 1,000 days of a baby’s life have a life-long impact on many aspects of future health.

As babies start to receive complementary foods at about 6 months, it’s important to provide increased levels of these important nutrients to meet infants’ changing requirements at this stage.

LITTLE STEPS® Follow-on Milk helps provide these nutrients.

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Good To Know
In the UK:
Babies that have 500 ml or more (about a pint) of LITTLE STEPS® Follow-on Milk a day will not need vitamin D supplements.3
In Ireland:
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) recommends that formula fed babies should not be given a vitamin D supplement if they are having more than 300mls of infant formula per day4

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Enriched with iron

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Contains vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system & normal bone development

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Enriched with omega–3 LCP (DHA)

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LITTLE STEPS Follow-on Milk 800 g Powder
800 g powder

The scoop is provided under the lid. It can be stored in suspension inside the can.

LITTLE STEPS Follow-on Milk 200 ml Liquid
Liquid milk (200 ml carton)

Ready to Use resealable carton, which is easy to pour and can be kept in the fridge (5˚C or below) for up to 24 hours.


How to open and prepare your baby's feed - powder (800 g)

While this product is made under strict hygienic conditions, it is not sterile. Failure to follow instructions on preparation and storage may make your baby ill.


Pull the safety seal and open the lid. The scoop is provided under the lid. Lift the tab, pull on the foil seal, carefully and safely remove the seal and dispose of it.


Wash hands well. Wash and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers’ instructions.


Boil 1 litre of fresh tap water. Allow boiled water to cool for no more than 30 minutes. Measure 180 ml (approx. 6 fl. oz.) of water into a beaker or bottle, carefully – the water is hot. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.


Using only the scoop provided, add 6 scoops of powder, levelling off each scoop with the back of a clean, dry knife. Store the scoop in suspension inside the can and replace lid.


Place a lid on the beaker, or teat and cap on the bottle, and shake well until powder is fully dissolved. Cool beaker/bottle under cold running water or in a bowl or jug of cold water until lukewarm, do not immerse the lid/teat. Test temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist.

Useful helpsheets for you to share with parents:

Preparing and giving a bottle

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Steam sterilising

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Feeding guide

Information for you to give to parents

Feeding guide – powdered milk

Feeding guide from 6+ months

1 serving = 200 ml

Amount of cooled, freshly boiled water

Number of scoops of powder


fl. oz. (approx.)

1 beaker/bottle




All babies are different but try to ensure that from 6 months to 1 year a baby has 500 – 600 ml of LITTLE STEPS® Follow-on Milk per day, either as a drink, on cereals or mixed with food. Mix 1 scoop of powder to 30 ml (approx.1 fl. oz.) of water. Approx. 177 scoops per can. 1 scoop = 4.5 g. Approx. 29 x 200 ml servings per can.

Important feeding information

Information for you to give to parents

LITTLE STEPS® Follow-on Milk – 800 g can


Do not add extra powder or water to make the feeds stronger or weaker and do not press powder into scoop. Using too much or too little powder can make your baby ill.


We recommend preparing each feed in individual beaker/bottles when required.


For hygienic reasons, discard unfinished feed in the beaker/bottle as soon as possible.


Made-up formulae can be poured over cereals and mixed with food.


Do not alter or add to formulae unless medically directed.


Do not warm feeds in a microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding.


Remember, cows' milk should not be used as a drink during the first year.

  1. Lennox A et al. (2013) Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children. Available at:… (accessed March 2019).

  2. Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance. (2012) National Pre-School Nutrition Survey: Summary Report June 2012. Food and Nutrient Intakes, Physical Measurements and Barriers to Healthy Eating. City Print Ltd., Ireland.

  3. NHS (2017). Vitamin D. Available at (accessed April 2019).

  4. Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), (2007). Recommendations for a National Policy on Vitamin D Supplementation for Infants in Ireland. Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Abbey Court, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

  5. Domellöf M et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2014; 58: 119–29.

  6. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 on infant and follow-on formulae.

  7. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. Vitamin D and health (2016). Available at:… (accessed March 2019).

DHA, docosahexaenoic acid
LCPs, long-chain polyunsaturates
LRNI, lower reference nutrient intake


The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible. LITTLE STEPS® Follow-on Milk is only suitable for babies over 6 months as part of a mixed diet. It should not be used as a substitute for breast milk during the first 6 months. The decision to start weaning or to use this product before 6 months, should be made only on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian or pharmacist, based on baby’s individual needs.