Breastfeeding is best for babies as it provides the ideal diet and protection against illness. Professional guidance can be sought on breastfeeding if required.
Infant formula is intended to replace breast milk when mothers do not breastfeed. If you are considering bottle-feeding, always consult your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional for advice about feeding your baby. Introducing infant formula either partially or exclusively may reduce the breast milk supply and is difficult to reverse should a mother change her mind. Additionally, consider the financial and social implications when deciding on a feeding method for your baby. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Incorrect or improper use may present a health hazard.