Newborn feeding

By Dr. Karen Agnew

Feeding is one of the baby’s first pleasant experiences. Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, it is a time to relax, but be comfortable and enjoy the intimate relationship your baby needs.

Breastfeeding probably provides the best method of nutrition for most babies. In addition to the convenience and lower cost, breast milk is a superior source of protein and helps provide the baby with some natural immunity to many diseases. We’ll be happy to discuss the many advantages of breastfeeding with you.

Bottle feeding with formula is an acceptable alternative for those mothers who choose not to breastfeed. Most infants will do well with cow’s milk formula.

Our practice supports the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation that all infants be maintained on breast milk or infant formula for the first year of life.

Always ask your baby’s doctor or nurse before changing formula.