Breast milk is best for your baby.

Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, and the Dietitians of Canada recommend that you exclusively breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months and that you continue to breastfeed for up to 2 years or longer along with complementary foods.

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Introduction to formula feeding

Each mom has her reasons for choosing to feed her baby infant formula. While breastfeeding is what is recommended, other conditions or situations can be involved that can make it difficult or even impossible to do so. Fortunately, there is infant formula, which is the only safe alternative to breast milk.

Just as each baby is unique, each mother-baby pair is unique too. And part of your job as a mom is to make the best decisions you can for your baby. That means making an informed choice about whether to introduce infant formula and understanding the risks of not exclusively breastfeeding your baby. Visit La Leche League Canada for more information.

If you have already decided that formula feeding is right for your baby, it’s time to consider the different formats that formula comes in: powdered formula, concentrated liquid formula, and ready-to-use formula. Each Similac® formula format has special preparation instructions. You can find these instructions on the product label. You can also visit our FAQ page for details on preparing Similac® infant formula or our Products page to learn about the different types of formula we offer.

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