Breast or Bottle feeding
There are also situations in which the parents are better off choosing bottle-feeding. For example in case of certain drug use, or if the mother is dreading breastfeeding. Eventually, a healthy mum, who feels at ease with what she does, is most important. Formula is available in various types and brands. If there are allergies in the family we recommend a hypoallergenic type of formula. Furthermore, it is important to keep using the same brand of formula. This will prevent change of flavour and colic as much as possible.
During the pregnancy you can always approach us with questions about breastfeeding or bottle-feeding.
In some cases it may be useful to contact the lactation expert already during your pregnancy. The lactation expert is a specialist in the field of breastfeeding. Guidance by a lactation expert will be (partly) covered by most health insurers.
For more information on breastfeeding we refer to the following website www.LaLecheLeague.nl.