I just asked mum and MIL this and neither had heard of giving babies carnation milk - between them they had babies from 1970-1982 so it may not have been that common , we were all breastfed but MIL formula fed all her 3 m
My sister was born in 73 and was fed sunshine powdered milk on clinic nurse advice!
I'm a 1970 baby and Mum said she fed me Lactigen and sugar mixed with boiled water. Oh Lordy!
My brother was born in '72 and when my parents adopted him he was being fed carnation evaporated milk, but my mum changed him over to formula, she seems to think that they did this because it was cheaper than formula.
I know someone who is giving their baby carnation milk watered down. It's a breastfeed baby but starting to wean and doesn't like formulas
I'm a late 70's baby and I have my infant health booklet right here showing all the health advice my mum was given in my first 2 years of life, including carnation milk "offered on a spoon" at approx 6 months of age.
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