Good hygiene when bottle feeding is essential not only because you are dealing with a baby but because babies are susceptible to infections from bacteria and milk is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria which can cause stomach upsets, diarrhoea etc. so it is fundamental that parents sterilise bottles and teats before feeding their baby and maintain clean and sterilised worktops and tables.
For more information on bottle feeding please click below.
Safefood guide on ‘Sterilisation and How to make up a bottle feed’
If mothers choose not to or cannot breastfeed for medical reasons it is important that they are aware of the most appropriate formulas available to them that may suit their baby.
Please click here for a list of milks available to suit every bottle fed baby.