In terms of formula (or donor milk), when it comes to selecting the right one, unfortunately no IBCLC ( International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) can advise the best one for you and your baby. Before your baby is born it’s best to do some research, have a chat to family and friends and note which brand/type sounds like it’s the best fit. When and if you need it, if all the research and work is done, it’ll be a much smoother introduction or transition.

Other than personal preference, formula can be recommended for babies when and if they’re experiencing weight loss or jaundice, if they’re small or if your supply is low.

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