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Where to get help with Breastfeeding
Contact Numbers for National &
Voluntary Breastfeeding Support Organisations
National Breastfeeding Helpline
0300 100 0212
NCT Breastfeeding Line
0300 330 0771
La Leche League
0845 120 2918
The Breastfeeding Network
0300 100 0210
The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
0300 330 5453
Bottle Feeding
If you have chosen to feed formula, you will need to decide which brand to use.
Formula milk is based on cow's milk and then modified to be safe for babies.
Ensure that you check the expiry date on the packaging and follow the
instructions for making up the feed exactly as stated on the label. It is
important that both the water and formula milk powder are measured
accurately to ensure that your baby's feed is not too diluted or too strong.
If you don't do this, your baby could become seriously unwell. As powdered
formula milk is not sterile, it is important to make a fresh bottle for each
feed and to use it within 1 hour.
The free NHS leaflet “Bottle Feeding” gives detailed instructions on how to
prepare formula fee, sterilizing and safety advice. This leaflet can be obtained
from your midwife.
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