Living in a community where so many people are pro-breastfeeding can sometimes cause parents to feel guilty about feeding their baby formula when they cannot or choose not to breastfeed. We do not want you to feel this way. Iron-fortified formulas are nutritious for your infant.
Mix the formula according to the package directions. Offer 0.5 to 1 oz every feeding for the first day or two, increasing to 2 to 3 oz, thereafter. Feed your baby every 2 to 3 hours, or on demand. Refrigerate the bottle immediately after the feeding, and either use or discard the bottle within 24 hours. Feel confident knowing that your baby is being well nourished.