Cheaper infant formula at three hospitals

SGH nurse clinician Audrey Seet giving a baby girl, who was born on Tuesday, ready-to-feed (RTF) formula. The hospital currently uses six different RTF brands, which are offered on rotation to babies who need them.
SGH nurse clinician Audrey Seet giving a baby girl, who was born on Tuesday, ready-to-feed (RTF) formula. The hospital currently uses six different RTF brands, which are offered on rotation to babies who need them.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Singapore General Hospital, National University Hospital and KK Women's and Children's Hospital are switching to cheaper infant formula from July - which parents can continue to buy after the hospital stay.

The two brands to be offered by the hospitals are Nestle's Lactogen and Danone's Dulac.

As a result of the bulk procurement, parents would pay between $17.30 and $20.90 per kilogram of formula if they choose to continue with the same brands.

The prices would be maintained until end-June 2019 - which is the time period the hospitals have contracted with the suppliers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2017, with the headline 'Cheaper infant formula at three hospitals'. Print Edition | Subscribe