Breastfeeding is best for babies. Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mum and baby. Breastmilk contains all the nutrients your growing baby needs to thrive, especially in the first 6 months of life. Breastmilk also contains antibodies to help your baby fight infections.
Using a combination of breast and bottle-feeding for an extended period may reduce your milk supply. Reversing your decision not to breastfeed may be difficult.
When using infant formula, follow the feeding guide and preparation directions correctly. Improper use or incorrect preparation of infant formula can make your baby ill.
Consult your doctor, midwife or health care professional for advice about feeding your baby if you have any concerns. Parents should consider any social or financial implications before deciding to use infant formula.
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