Bottle feeding advice

There may be times when you need to express your breast milk and/or bottle feed.

Expressing your breast milk

Expressing milk means extracting milk out of your breasts so you can store it and feed it to your baby at a later time. You can express breast milk by hand or with an electric or manual pump, whichever is more comfortable for you.

After you've expressed your milk, you can either give it your baby straight away, or store it in the fridge or freezer.

Bottle feeding your baby

One of the advantages of bottle feeding is that your partner can enjoy this precious time too. It's such a lovely moment to connect, look into your baby's eyes, and enjoy the cuddle.

A guide to bottle feeding

Click here to view tips to keep your baby safe and healthy if you're planning to bottle feed with expressed breast milk or infant formula

You can also download the Unicef guide to bottle feeding booklet here  which guides you through how to prepare infant formula and sterilise feeding equipment to minimise the risks to your baby.