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Bottle feeding

Whether your baby's bottle contains expressed breastmilk or formula milk, it's important to make sure that any equipment you use is thoroughly clean and sterile.

 

Choosing a formula milk

All baby formulas meet strict regulations to make sure they are nutritionally adequate for your baby - but choosing one can still be challenging. Here's what you need to know.

 

Organic formula milks

HiPP has the largest range of organic formula milks in the UK: find out about our products, and what mums have to say.

 

Unsuitable formula milks

Some milks just aren’t suitable as they don’t give your baby all the nutrients they need.

 

Changing formula milks

You should always ask for advice from your healthcare professional before you change formula milks, but if you do decide to change, here are some tips on moving your baby from one formula milk to another.

 

Bottle feeding equipment

Before you get started bottle-feeding your baby, you’ll want to make sure you have everything you need to hand.

 

Sterilising

It’s very important that any equipment you use for bottle feeding is thoroughly washed and sterilised before each feed.

 

Making up a bottle feed

It’s really important that you follow good hygiene practices when making up a bottle feed: here’s what you need to know 

 

Advanced preparation

It's always best to make up a bottle feed just before you need it. However, if you really have to take a prepared feed along with you, here's how to do it safely.

 

Bottle feeding away from home

NHS Choices has advice on how to make up feeds when you’re out and about; and on how to safely take a pre-prepared feed with you if you really have to. 

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