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The global baby food market size is expected to reach USD 86,081.3 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 7.5%, during the period. Baby foods are considered to be the most essential and the first alternative to breast milk for the babies. Purees of natural fruits and vegetables are initially fed to the baby, as a part of nutritional food. With the growth of the baby, the kind of foods available would significantly vary from infant formula to solid dried baby foods. In the under developed countries, it is a still a practice to feed babies with soft home cooked food. Nevertheless, with the rapid urbanization around the world, and due to changing lifestyles the demand for packaged baby foods has grown significantly. These foods are fed to babies between the ages of four to six months and up to two years.
Growing awareness about nutrition, rise in organized retail marketing, urbanization and significant growth in the count of working women population have been the factors that have led to the growth of the market. Concerns related to food safety, falling birth rates, and the practice of feeding home cooked food to babies are the key restraints in this market. Awareness of Nutrition in Baby food products is increasing day by day. People are getting more concern about the health of their babies. The right of food guidelines has provided guidance to many people towards the adequate adoption of healthy and organic food for babies and alders as well. The National Food Security (Right to Food Guidelines) promotes strengthening dietary diversity and healthy eating habits and food preparation to prevent malnutrition.
The report highlights the adoption of Baby Food, globally. Based on Product Type, the market is segmented into Dried baby food, Milk formula, Prepared baby food and Other Baby Food. Based on Distribution Channel, the Baby Food market is segmented into Super Markets, Hyper Markets, Small Grocery Retailers, Health and Beauty Retailers and Others. The geographies included in the report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, & LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East and Africa). For the better analysis, the geographies are segmented into countries. Key Companies profiled in the report includes Nestle, Abbott Laboratories, Perrigo Company, Mead Johnson, Hero Group, Campbell, Bellamy?s Australia and Frieslandcampina.