Informed Consent Conversation

It is important that any infant feeding information is based on research and given without personal bias.
Factual information helps your client make an informed decision.
Avoid basing your decision on information provided in marketing campaigns, especially materials provided by makers and distributors of the product.

Risks of Not Breastfeeding

Babies and young children who are not breastfed are more at risk for:

  • Infections such as ear and chest
  • Upset of the stomach and gut
  • Sudden infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Obesity or being overweight which are risk factors for chronic dieases later in life

For moms, not breastfeeding increases their risk of:

  • Postpartum Depression
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Breast and Ovarian cancer
Formula Feeding


What is in Breast Milk vs Formula?


Feeding Formula to Your Baby


Risks and Costs of Formula Feeding


First Three Months Best Start


Solid Six Months


Breastfeeding and Food Security

Learn about Safe Formula Preparation

Learning about safe formula preparation, feeding and storage if your client is using some formula and plans to continue breastfeeding.   It is important for mom to have a plan to maintain her milk supply.

Many moms who give formula as a supplement for a short while are able to fully breastfeed.

Moms who are working with a knowledgeable health care provider can achieve their breastfeeding goals.


Types of Formula


Choosing Safe Water for Formula


Equipment Used to Prepare and Feed formula


Cleaning and Sterilizing Equipment


Preparing Ready to Use Formula


Storage of Formula


Feeding with a Bottle


Dental Care for Baby


Formula Feeding Your Baby (Complete Booklet)

Peer Support is Beneficial

Moms benefit from the support of other moms who are breastfeeding. Friends or relatives who are breastfeeding their babies or who have recently breastfed can be a positive support.

Other resources for moms to  meet other pregnant or breastfeeding mothers through:

 

It is important that any infant feeding information is based on research and given without personal bias. Factual information helps your client make an informed decision. Avoid basing your decision on information provided in marketing campaigns, especially materials provided by makers and distributors of the product.

Babies and young children who are not breastfed are more at risk for:

For moms, not breastfeeding increases their risk of:

Learn about Safe Formula Preparation

Learning about safe formula preparation, feeding and storage if your client is using some formula and plans to continue breastfeeding.   It is important for mom to have a plan to maintain her milk supply.

Many moms who give formula as a supplement for a short while are able to fully breastfeed.

Moms who are working with a knowledgeable health care provider can achieve their breastfeeding goals.

Moms benefit from the support of other moms who are breastfeeding. Friends or relatives who are breastfeeding their babies or who have recently breastfed can be a positive support. 

Other resources for moms to  meet other pregnant or breastfeeding mothers through:

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