How you can help with formula feeding

You can take an active role in feeding your baby formula:

  • Learn how to mix the formula and clean and prepare bottles.
  • Practice good feeding and burping techniques.
  • Nourish your baby's senses by holding your baby close, providing skin-to-skin contact, and talking or softly singing to your baby.
  • Never prop a bottle or leave your baby alone to feed. It is dangerous and can cause choking, ear infections and tooth decay.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
First Published: 10/04/2002
Last Reviewed: 12/02/2015