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All mums want to do their best and I’m told breast feeding is best for my baby – is this still the case as there are so may different feeds around?

There are many formula types of milk on the market, each striving to be as close to breast milk as possible. However, there are some nutrients and bacteria fighting cells that can not be artificially made. Brest milk contains everything a baby needs for at least the first 3 months of his life.

All the formula milk brands on the market also provide information on breastfeeding as the best option. However, they will also go on to provide their own brand information if you decide to bottle feed.

Ref: Ref; Expecting everything you need to know about pregnancy labour and birth 2004. McGrail A, Metland D

MIDIRS Informed choice leaflet; No.7 breastfeeding or bottle feeding



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