Formula Feeding

However you choose to feed your baby, formula or breastfeeding, we're here to support you.

Formula feeding

Babies like to be held close to the body, have eye contact and feed at their own individual pace, no matter how you choose to feed.

You can ask your midwife or health visitor about formula milk and bottle feeding or drop into your local Children's Centre or breastfeeding group.

The NHS and many charities have produced information on formula feeding to help you decide how to feed your baby:

 The websites below can give you more information

First Steps Trust

First Steps Nutrition Trust provides evidence-based information and resources about the importance of good nutrition from pre-conception to 5 years.

The Trust offer independent information on the composition of formula milks currently sold in the UK

First Steps Nutrition has produced a guide for parents and a guide for health professionals giving information about types of infant milks commonly available in the UK

National Childbirth Trust

National Childbirth Trust is a charity that helps to support parents by giving accurate, impartial information so that they can decide what’s best for their family. The charity can introduce parents to a network of local parents to gain practical and emotional support.

Kelly Mom

The Kelly Mom website consists of evidence-based informational articles (and links to further information) on breastfeeding and parenting topics.

Types of Formula

Information can be found here about the wide range of formula milks on sale locally, many of which are not suitable for infants and toddlers.

Specialist infant milks are appropriate only for infants with special needs and need to be prescribed by a GP or paediatrician

If you find inappropriate milks on sale or advertised locally please do contact us directly.