Bottle-feeding birth to 1 year

Once you make the decision to bottle-feed, stick to it and don’t feel guilty about it. Many babies are bottle-fed at some point, including those who started out on the breast. All of them thrive. Your baby will do well on infant formula. Just make sure he has the same attention and closeness at feeding times as he would have if you were breast-feeding.

Mother’s milk is important to babies, but it is not as important as your love. Fill the hours you spend with your baby, particularly feeding times, with your love, affection, and care. These are just as important to your baby’s physical and emotional well-being as your milk.

Most women feel pressure to breastfeed their babies, and worry quite a lot if they decide ...

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