The Best Guide to Bottle Feeding Your Baby Safely

This post will cover how parents, who have made an informed decision to bottle feed their baby, should safely prepare, store and feed formula. The information is extracted from a new Ontario resource, developed by Best Start. They refer to formula as "breast milk substitutes", but for convenience and understanding, I will continue to use the word formula to describe the substance we use to feed babies when they are not breastfed.

Bottle Feeding and Doing it Right! Breastfeeding is the ideal way to feed babies. It’s the way nature designed humans to feed our young. That being said, there are many reasons why babies may need to be fed differently. The reasons are endless, including medical, separation between mother and baby, mother’s choice and more. Instead of alienating mothers that have decided to bottle feed their babies for one reason or another, nurses and other healthcare providers should be inclusive of their teaching. That’s not usually the case in this day and age. Even though breastfeeding is not yet the...