Support for Formula Feeding

Many of the support systems for breastfeeding mothers are just as valuable for parents returning to work who formula feed their baby and want to maintain the attachment established during maternity leave. You may want to negotiate with your employer to take regular breaks to feed your baby at work or to visit your baby during the day.

Try to have open and honest conversations with your employer about your wishes to continue feeding your baby in person once you return to work. Use the resources in the (employees section) of this website to assist you with negotiating with your employer.

Click here for a comprehensive guide to feeding formula to your baby if this is what you choose to do.