Formula Feeding

There are many different formulas that are proven to support the growth and development of your baby throughout the first year of life. It is recommended that all babies be on breast milk or formula until twelve months of age.

When choosing the correct formula, it can be often confusing, so if you have any concerns if your baby is on the correct formula, please contact our office and we can assist you.

When mixing the formula, always follow the instructions on the container to ensure that your baby is getting the correct amount of calories. Don’t heat bottles in the microwave or prop your baby when feeding. When mixing the formula, be sure to follow the instructions on the container. Avoid over feeding as this may cause your baby to have increased fussiness, belly pain, or spitting up. Do not heat the bottle in the microwave and avoid propping when feeding. Feeding your baby should be a fun time and great for bonding.

If you have any questions about feeding your baby, please contact our office and let us help you.

Additional Formula Feeding Information

Test the Temperature: It is important to test the temperature of any warmed bottle on your wrist before offering it to the baby.

Vitamin Supplements: Vitamin supplements are not recommended for formula fed infants. Formula is already vitamin fortified.

Mixing Formula: It is important to mix formula bottles according to the exact directions on the formula container. It is also important to dispose of excess mixed formula after each feeding.