Bottle Feeding

Not all mums choose to breastfeed. Some mums choose to combine breast with formula feeding. Others find that expressing breastmilk and feeding using a bottle can be handy if they’re out and about, and can give a partner the chance to get involved with feeds. And some mums decide to 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 a bottle is a difficult decision 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.

Guide to preparing a bottlefeed

Making up a bottlefeed isn’t difficult but, as with doing anything new, it can take a bit of practice. We have created a step-by-step guide for you to print out and keep, so you can refer to it until you’ve got the hang of things. Remember, if you’d like any more help on preparing a bottlefeed, you can always give our Careline a call on 800 6458 6262 (UAE)/ +971 4 420 9489 (Other Countries) between the hours of 9am and 6pm Saturday to Thursdays.