Breastfeeding is beyond a doubt the best way to nourish your baby.
Breastfeeding is associated with many benefits for you and your baby:
- It is optimally tailored to the nutritional needs of your baby.
- It protects against infections.
- It reinforces the bond between you and your baby.
- It is the cheapest diet.
As a breastfeeding mom, please keep in mind that it is important to eat a healthy and balanced diet to pass energy and nutrients to your baby.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond. But for various reasons, sometimes breastfeeding is simply not possible. If this is the case, infant formula can be used.
Before feeding infant formula, please talk to your pediatrician. Please be aware that ceasing to breastfeed or supplementing breastfeeding with infant formula may reduce breast milk supply. This effect is difficult to reverse. If you decide to use infant formula, always read and follow the instructions on the pack carefully. Improper preparation and storage may be harmful to your baby’s health.