Guide to bottle feeding leaflet

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The leaflet is intended to be used as a teaching aid when health professionals are teaching parents how to make up feeds as safely as possible.

The Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative has worked with the Department of Health to produce the leaflet, which is intended to support health professionals when educating parents who have chosen to bottle feed in the post-natal period.

Parents may also find Baby Friendly’s brief guide to infant formula useful.

For further information on infant milks in the UK, see the First Steps Nutrition website.

Further information for health professionals on working within the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes

Further reading

Infant formula and responsive bottle feeding: a simple, concise introduction to formula feeding

Parents’ and health professionals’ guides to infant formula

Statement on providing information for parents who formula feed

How the Baby Friendly Initiative supports parents who formula feed



Guide to Bottle Feeding: How to Prepare Infant Formula and Sterilise Feeding Equipment to Minimise the Risks to your Baby