Moving on to formula feeding or combination feeding
Wondering when to move on from breastfeeding, or considering combination feeding? Find out how and when to start.
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Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breast milk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using an infant milk should be considered. Improper use of an infant milk or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard. If you use an infant milk, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully – failure to follow the instructions may make your baby ill.
At 6 months your baby may be trying lots of new things, from sitting up, to using a sippy cup and trying solids. Each new experience can help them build resilience and practise skills they’ll use later in life.
Between 6-12 months milk remains an important part of their diet, especially during weaning.
They still need 500-600ml of breast milk or formula milk a day
If you use formula milk, you could try stage 2 follow-on milk which contains vitamin D to help support the normal function of the immune system.
After six months your baby has an increased nutritional need for iron.*
*Based on UK Reference Nutrient Intakes for iron
Iron helps support normal cognitive development, making iron-rich foods an important part of their weaning diet.
Our midwives, nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.
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