Regardless of how adamantly you or I may suggest, persuade, or insist that breast milk is the best food for a newborn, the fact remains that about 25% of newborns in the U.S. are not breastfed. Sometimes, babies need formula. So what is the best formula for your baby?
We know, we know: Breast is best for your baby. (World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics and nosy strangers everywhere: Yup, we got the message!) But there are many situations when “the best” just isn’t an option. From feeling like a bad mom to the increased flexibility, here's what we wish we'd known about formula feeding.You're not a bad mom.
This chart gives new parents an understanding of the amount of milk their baby needs depending on their age. This should be adapted for the baby's needs, but is a guide to help parents have a basic understanding.