Breastfeeding is best for babies

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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 breastmilk, 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.

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Preparing a bottlefeed

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If you are thinking about bottlefeeding your baby, it’s useful to know how to make up a feed before the time comes. Storing or freezing formula milk is not recommended, so you’ll need to make up a new bottle for every feed.

Making up a bottle can seem tricky to begin with, but you’ll soon find it becomes second nature. Watch as mum Nina demonstrates how to make up a bottle correctly and discusses the practicalities with our midwife Wendy.

Last reviewed: 28th July 2014