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Before your baby arrives, you’ll want to consider whether you’re going to breastfeed or use formula. The American Academy of Pediatrics advocates breastfeeding as the optimal form of infant feeding. Even though formula feeding is not identical to breastfeeding, formulas do provide appropriate nutrition. Both approaches are safe and healthy for your baby, and each has its advantages.


Annapolis Pediatrics supports BOTH types of feeding. Your provider will discuss feeding and nutrition with you at each well visit with your baby. For specific, urgent concerns regarding your child's health and nutrition, please call us to talk to a triage nurse.


Here are some helpful articles for families interested in bottlefeeding from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

Should I Breastfeed or Bottlefeed?

Amount and Schedule of Formula Feedings

Baby Formula Shortage - Advice, Recommendations and Resources


If you have specific questions or concerns about your child's nutrition, please contact your pediatric provider.