Choosing how you feed your baby is a really important decision! If you want to consider formula feeding your baby, ask your midwife or other maternity carer for information to help you make an informed choice. The page links below provide information about infant formula. Each page begins with a short video followed by key messages in English and 9 other languages. More detailed information follows at the bottom of each page. You might like to start by watching the video on the page Understanding feeding choice before birth.
Skin to skin contact between you and your baby is beneficial to you both at any time. It is particularly important immediately following birth, no matter whether you intend to breastfeed or formula feed.
You will need feeding bottles and teats with caps, collars and sealing discs. You will also need a bottle brush and a teat brush, kitchen tongs, and sterilising equipment (necessary for the first 6 months).