Some mums choose to combine breast with formula feeding (mixed feeding). Others find that expressing breast milk and feeding using a bottle can be handy and can give their partner the chance to get involved with feeds. And some mums will (for whatever reason) switch to an infant formula completely.
Whatever you choose, this section will help you prepare yourself and your baby for the introduction of a bottle and explain why introducing formula feeding can be a decision that is difficult to reverse. We'll also look at the practical considerations, like what equipment you'll need, how to sterilise and prepare bottles and how much and how often your baby should feed.