The Baby Friendly Initiative has produced a new guide for parents who have chosen to bottle feed. This guide is an impartial introduction to the different types of infant formula available and also covers feeding methods, recognising when your baby is hungry or full, weight gain and selecting bottles and teats. It is designed to be given to parents with the DH Bottle Feeding leaflet in the very early postnatal period.
You can also download the Health Professional's guide to the leaflet, which has been designed to equip health professionals with the scientific evidence around the recommendations in the parents' leaflet. It contains the latest information on infant formula regulations and research and is written by experts in this field.
These leaflets are currently available for download only. We would like to thank Sally Inch of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital for her work in developing these leaflets. Leaflets updated in October 2010.