Ideally, babies should get all their nutrition from breastfeeding for the first six months. However, for some new mothers, breastfeeding may not be possible (especially if your baby is preterm).
Here is a video on Cup Feeding and other Alternative Methods to help. Supplements are not recommended for your newborn. Read our article on Formula Feeding to learn more.
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Resources & Links:
HealthLink BC: Breastfeeding
HealthLink BC: Bottle-Feeding
HealthLink BC: Combining Breast-Feeding and Bottle-Feeding
HealthLink BC: Choosing Baby Bottles and Nipples
HealthLink BC: Formula Feeding Your Baby - Safely Preparing and Storing Formula
VIDEO: Admission to Postpartum - Keeping Your Baby Skin-to-Skin
VIDEO: Baby's Feeding Cues and Behaviours
VIDEO: Breastfeeding Positions
VIDEO: Cup Feeding and Other Feeding Methods
VIDEO: Hand Expressing Milk
VIDEO: Latching Your Baby