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