If you are able, breastfeeding is best. It provides all the nutritional health benefits as Mother Nature intended. In readying for and during breastfeeding, it's important that mums eat a healthy, balanced diet.
If you're considering bottle feeding, seek professional medical advice first. Introducing bottle feeding either partially or exclusively, may reduce the supply of your own breast milk, which makes reversing the decision not to breast feed difficult. Also consider the social and financial implications, such as convenience and cost over time.
When using infant formula, always follow the instructions for use carefully, unnecessary or improper use may make your baby ill.
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Our Careline is here to help with any questions you might have on your journey from pre-conception through to parenthood.
It's completely free and one-to-one for your privacy, so you can ask us anything. Our team includes midwives, dietitians and mums with expertise - we'd love to hear from you!