Guide to bottle feeding

Read through our advice on bottle feeding your baby, including what you need in your bottle feeding kit.

Important notice:

Breastfeeding is best for babies and has many benefits for both you and your baby. It is important that you eat a healthy well-balanced diet in preparation for and during breastfeeding.

If you are considering changing over from breastfeeding or combining breast and bottle feeding, talk to your midwife or health visitor first. Once the decision to stop breastfeeding has been made, it is difficult to go back. Partial bottle feeding with a formula milk may reduce the supply of your breastmilk. The cost and social implications of using formula milk should be considered.

If you use formula milk, it is important that you follow all usage instructions very carefully. Failure to choose an appropriate feed or to use it incorrectly can be harmful to your baby’s health.

Follow on milk should only be used as part of a mixed diet from 6 months. Talk to a healthcare professional.

How to make up a bottle feed

Not sure where to start? Check out our step-by-step guide on how to prepare a bottle for your baby.

Preparing formula feeds in advance

There’s so much to think about when you’re taking your baby out and about. Do you have enough nappies? Wipes? And what about formula? No one wants to get caught out with a hungry baby, but how do you ensure you are safely prepared for the day?

Choosing and Changing formula milks

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

How to bottle feed your baby

So you're ready to give that first bottle feed: you've made up the bottle, you've tested the temperature of the milk and you have a muslin cloth to hand. What next? Here's what you need to know

Bottle feeding equipment

Before you get started bottle-feeding your baby, you’ll want to make sure you have everything you need to hand. Check out our top tips for getting started!

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Our organic ingredients

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