Colostrum is full of special types of antibodies to help protect your baby’s health and develop their immune system. There’s more information on this in the links below.
If you choose to bottle feed your baby will only need first stage milk until they are aged one. Unless there is a health reason, in which case your GP or health visitor will advise you.
Read and download this NHS guide to safe bottle feeding for information on how to prepare infant formula and sterilise feeding equipment to minimise the risks to your baby.