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Baby Formula by Henri Nestle in 1867.
BABY FORMULA
The origins of the Nestlé Company go all the way back to 1867, when Henri Nestlé created a nutritious product for infants that could be used by mothers who were unable to breast-feed. Henri Nestlé made use of his family escutcheon, the "Nest", a graphic translation of his name, little nest, to personify the business. Evocative of security, maternity and affection, nature and nourishment, family and tradition, this symbol remains the central element in the Nestlé corporate identity.
Farine Lactée Nestlé Merchant, chemist and inventor Henri Nestlé, established in Vevey, Switzerland, makes a breakthrough when his new formula saves the life of a premature infant.  Later that year, he begins production of his new product, Farine Lactée Nestlé.  In the years since Nestlé developed his infant formula, the history of the Nestlé Company has been marked by many firsts.
The first commercially sold infant formula; the first condensed milk produced in Europe; the first milk chocolate; the first soluble coffee; the first freeze-dried coffee; the first granulated instant coffee -- to name just a few. Today, the Nestlé Company has grown and expanded to include the widest range of wholesome foods for people throughout the world.

Nestlé now produces the world's favorite brands in 489 factories worldwide. In 130 years of growth and diversification, we have never lost sight of our core business: improving the quality of people's lives through high-quality, nutritious, and convenient prepared foods and beverages. Today, Nestlé brands are known on every continent, and some products -- like Nescafé, Carnation and Maggi -- are sold in more than 100 countries. Nestlé, in its 129th year of operation, is the largest food company in the world and is still based in Vevey, Switzerland.

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RELATED INFORMATION:
Inventor Profile, Henri Nestle   from The Great Idea Finder
Invention of Nestle's Toll House Cookies  
from The Great Idea Finder
History of Snacks and Food   from The Great Idea Finder

ON THE BOOKSHELF:
Super Baby Food
Ruth Yaron / Paperback - 608 pages / F J Roberts: 1998
Ounce for hefty ounce, this manual/cookbook/reference guide is worth its weight in formula, packed as it is with detailed information on homemade baby food.
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
William Sears, Martha Sears / Paperback: 704 pages / Little, Brown; Revised edition (March, 2003)
Attachment parenting is a gentle, reasonable approach to parenting that stresses bonding with your baby, responding to her cues, breastfeeding, "wearing" your baby, and sharing sleep with your child.
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5
by The American Academy of Pediatrics / Paperback: 784 pages / Bantam; 4th edition ( 2004)
The organization that represents the nation's finest pediatricians and the most advanced research and practice in the field of child care answers all your medical and parenting questio
Nestlé: The Secrets of Food, Trust and Globalization
by Friedhelm Schwarz, Schwarz / Hardcover: 256 pages / Key Porter Books (May 1, 2002)
Informative history of one of the world's largest multinationals - from the company's formation in 1866 to the post-scandal era, from founding fathers to current CEO Helmut Maucher. Readers will learn about the company's organization and business practices, its successful globalization, and its efforts to diversify.
Leadership in Action: Tough-Minded Strategies from the Global Giant
by Helmut Maucher / Hardcover: 160 pages / McGraw-Hill; (June 1994)
In matters of leadership on the global frontier, Helmut Maucher knows more than almost anyone. Readers everywhere will devour his inside look at Nestle's $38 billion operations, and the secrets of its success.

ON THE WEB:
Nestle Company
Official Nestle Web site. From its humble beginnings with baby formula Nestle has grown to be the world's largest food company.
(URL: www.nestle.com)
Nestle History
Discover how Nestle changed history and how history changed Nestle.
(URL: www.nestle.com/all_about/history/)
Very Best Baby
Subscribe to "Very Best" a monthly magazine published by Carnation for moms and moms to be.
(URL: www.verybestbaby.com/)
Bottle Feeding Tips
At this site are some tips to make feeding your baby formula a bit easier.
(URL: www.robynsnest.com/bottlefeeding.htm)

Reference Sources in BOLD Type This page revised February, 2005.
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