how to breast feed and bottle feed

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  • Can I mix breast and bottle feeding?

  • It can take several weeks for you and your baby to feel happy and confident with breastfeeding. Once you’ve both got the hang of it, it’s usually possible to offer your baby bottles of expressed milk or formula alongside breastfeeding. This is sometimes called mixed or combination feeding. Why combine breast and bottle?

  • How can I Help my Baby with bottle feeding?

  • it may help if someone else gives the first bottle feeds, so that your baby is not near you and smelling your breast milk See more advice on how to bottle feed. If you want to start breastfeeding more and give your baby fewer bottles, it’s a good idea to ask your midwife, health visitor or breastfeeding supporter for support.

  • Can I Feed my baby formula from a bottle?

  • You can feed your baby breast milk or infant formula from a bottle. If you choose to feed your baby using a bottle, he or she will need to learn how to drink from a bottle. It can take some time for your baby to get used to it.

  • What are the risks of feeding a baby with a bottle?

  • Give your baby only breast milk or infant formula in a bottle. Hold your baby close when you feed him or her a bottle. Do not prop or leave the bottle in your baby鈥檚 mouth. This can increase your baby鈥檚 risk of choking, ear infections, and tooth decay. Your baby may also eat more than he or she needs. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle.

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