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Guide to feeding your baby formula / breastmilk substitutes

It is not always easy to find information about how to prepare formula / breastmilk substitutes safely and correctly— information that is unbiased, accurate and free from commercial interests.

Below are some links to documents which provide you with information which is unbiased, accurate and free from commercial interests about how to minimise the risks to your baby when you sterilise equipment and prepare and give formula.

Guide to Bottle Feeding: How to Prepare Infant Formula and Sterilise Feeding Equipment to Minimise the Risks to your Baby (unicef UK, Baby Friendly Initiative, Start 4 Life)

Safe preparation, storage and handling of powdered infant formula: guidelines ( (World Health Organization)

Infant feeding guidelines (National Health and Medical Research Council - see section 8)

© Australian Breastfeeding Association August 2017

Last reviewed: 
Aug 2021