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I don't want to breastfeed: what's the best thing to do?

I am due to give birth very soon, but I won't be breastfeeding my baby. How do I go about feeding him? Do I need to let him try colostrum, then put him on the bottle, or will this confuse him? Or should I put him straight on a bottle?

It is always best to breastfeed your baby, to make sure he is getting what he needs in terms of nutrients. Your milk is made especially for him, with the right balance of vitamins and minerals and also has antibodies which help to build up his immunity to infection.
If you really don't want to breastfeed, you must start taking medication from the day of the birth itself, as any sucking of the nipples with stimulate the milk flow. Putting your baby directly onto the bottle will be easier for both of you, if you have definately decided not to breastfeed.


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