Bottle Feeding

6 Month Old Baby Routine

Formula fed babies – everything you need to know!

Aren’t we fortunate to live in a time when baby nutrition is so well studied!  We’ve consulted experts in baby nutrition and digestive health to help you make the very best decisions about formula feeding.  Got questions about your baby’s health and happiness?  Baby Hints and Tips brings you judgement-free baby advice from experts and a community of quarter of a million parents who’ve been there before.  Baby formula advice, product reviews, bottle choices and routines – we just want to help you raise a healthy, happy little person!

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Dream feeds

What are dream feeds, what benefits are their for baby sleep and parents sleep. Learn how to do a dream feed for your baby

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Formula Feeding Made Easier Tips & Tricks

Formula feeding tips – begin bottle feeding your baby with confidence with these 5 tips to getting started with formula

baby refusing formula from bottle

Baby refusing formula from bottle

Q&A: I would love to mix feed but I literally get 30ml from both breasts if I’m lucky in an expressing session. Does anyone in a similar situation have some advice? How can I stop baby refusing formula from bottle?

Preparing Bottles for Formula

Q&A: How do mums go about preparing bottles for formula? Originally I air dried after sterilising and used boiled bottled water from the fridge (my kettle takes hours to cool down).

How Much Baby Formula should a child have?

How Much Baby Formula

How Much Baby Formula should a child have? Parents share if their baby has as much formula as stated on the tin.

Milk Tongue

Q&A: I have a 7 week old who is formula fed, and his tongue is always covered in white stuff from the formula. Any ideas on how to clean it off?

Stopping breastfeeding with medication

Q&A: Has anyone chosen not to breast feed and taken the tablet to stop your milk from coming in?

Night weaning

Q&A: How old was your baby when you weaned them off night feeds. What way worked best for you to settle rather than feeding? Also, how long did it take?

Best Formula For Constipation

Parenting Tips: Wanting other mums opinions on formulas that they have found don’t cause constipation?

Moving from Breastfeeding to Formula

Parenting Tips: Parents share their experience on switching from breastmilk to formula and the challenges involved


Dangers of adding Farex to bottles

Q&A: Has anyone got any references or information on the dangers of adding farex to a bottle?


Choosing not to breastfeed from birth

Q&A: Due to certain issues that I have, I am choosing not to breastfeed when my baby is born


Exhausted with exclusive expressing

Q&A: So my question is have you stopped expressing and been happy with your decision or have you looked back and wished you had kept going?

When to stop sterilising Baby items

Q&A: Just wondering when everyone stops sterilising bottles? I have always done it till they stop having them but have heard that the health nurses are saying after 6months.

Newborn Drinking Milk

Best formula for reflux?

Q&A: I’ve just found out my baby has reflux – is there a formula that is better for them?

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Helpful Tips Formula feeding

Parents Tips: Formula feeding tips and advice from other parents to help you with feeding your baby.

which baby formula is closest to breastmilk

Which baby formula is closest to breast milk?

Q&A: Hi mums, can you recommend a formula to use? Did I read on here that nan ha gold was closest to bm? There are too many to choose from and I know I may need to try a few before I find a suitable one. thanks.

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My Baby Will Not Take the Bottle

Q&A: HELP! returning to work in 1.5 wks, full time, and breastfed 5 mth old refuses a bottle, tried expressed and formula and diff teets, even starved her for a day in a desperate attempt. been trying for 5 wks …. any suggestions? have started to intro solids and water to get her thru day but doesn’t take much, will have water out of sippy cup but if I put any milk in she turns away.

Best tips for Feeding your baby

Parent Tips: Describe the best tip you have for feeding your baby.