Start4Life updated guide to bottle feeding

This publication was withdrawn on 12 January 2016

The latest information for healthcare and childcare professionals is available on the Start4Life website.

The booklet will support midwives, health visitors and GPs giving information to anyone who is bottle feeding their baby.



Important information on bottle feeding is provided in this Start4Life booklet. It provides advice on sterilising feeding bottles and equipment, preparing infant formula feeds, and gives easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations to help parents and carers bottle feed safely.

Produced by the Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency, the booklet is also endorsed by UNICEF.

For breastfeeding advice read Off to the best start - important information about feeding your baby.

The NHS choices guide to infant formula

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