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 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.

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Sterilising baby bottles

Sterilising baby bottles Keep it clean

Summary

Whether you are using bottles to store expressed breast milk, or for feeding formula milk, sterilising your baby’s bottles and teats is an essential part of your feeding routine. As your baby’s immune system is still developing, it’s vital that all feeding equipment is kept clean and sterile to help reduce the chance of infection.

Watch this short video for a step-by-step guide on how to clean and sterilise baby bottles correctly.

Last reviewed: 8th April 2016

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