If possible, feed your baby only breastmilk. When your baby is an infant, don’t give other liquids or solids – not even water. If necessary, you can give your baby drops or syrup consisting of vitamins, mineral supplements or medication.
Breastfeed as often as your baby wants, day and night. Feed at least 8 to 12 times in 24 hours.
When you are going to be away from your baby, express your breastmilk for someone to feed your baby from a sterilised cup. Avoid using bottles, artiﬁcial teats or dummies as this may:
If you have chosen to feed your baby formula, discuss with your health worker how to prepare and useit safely.