Combination feeding – Breast and Bottle

It can take several weeks for you and your baby to feel happy and confident with breastfeeding. Once you’ve both started to get the hang of it, it’s usually possible to offer your baby bottles of expressed milk or formula alongside breastfeeding if you would like to.

There are lots of reasons you may want to combine breastfeeding with bottle feeding including if you:

  • are breastfeeding and want to use a bottle to offer your baby some¬†expressed breast milk.
  • want to breastfeed for some of your baby’s feeds, but give bottles of formula for 1 or more feeds.
  • are bottle feeding your baby and want to start breastfeeding.
  • You have to return to work and are still breastfeeding, or you need to leave your baby and want to make sure they have some milk while you’re away.

This week we are sharing some useful articles with information and tips for combination feeding.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/combining-breast-and-bottle/

https://www.nct.org.uk/baby-toddler/feeding/practical-tips/mixed-feeding-combining-breastfeeding-and-bottle-feeding