Formula Feeding

Choosing how you feed your baby is a really important decision! If you want to consider formula feeding your baby, ask your midwife or other maternity carer for information to help you make an informed choice. The page links below provide information about infant formula. Each page begins with a short video followed by key messages in English and 9 other languages. More detailed information follows at the bottom of each page. You might like to start by watching the video on the page Understanding feeding choice before birth.

He whakaritenga nui te whiriwhiri me pēhea tō whāngai i tō pēpi!

He mea pai ki a kōrua ko tō pēpi te noho piri kiri ki te kiri i ngā wā katoa. He mea nui hoki i muri tonu mai i te whānautanga mai, ahakoa e whakarite ana koe ki te whāngai ki te waiū, paura miraka rānei.

Me whai pātara whāngai koe me ngā titi whai kāwara, kara me ngā kōpae puru. Me whai anō koe i tētahi parāhe pātara me tētahi parāhe titi, he kuku kīhini, me ngā utauta whakahoromata (e hiahiatia ana mō ngā marama e 3 tuatahi).

He pai te kōwhiri i ngā paura ‘mai i te whānautanga’ e tika ana ki tō pūtea. Kāore he taunakitanga motuhake e kī ana he pai ake te paura miraka a tētahi kamupene mā tō pēpi.

He mea nui te horoi me te whakahoromata i ngā utauta whāngai. He mea nui tonu kia mā hoki ō ringa ina raweke ana i ngā utauta whāngai, te whakarite paura miraka rānei.

Āta pānuihia ngā mōhiohio kei te tini paura miraka (tae ki te rā mōnehu) ka whai i ngā tohutohu. Me mātua whakamahi i te koko kei roto i te tini.

Kei te pakeke o tō pēpi, tana taumaha, te wā o te rā, te nui o korikori me te kaha o te tipu ngā mea ka whai pānga ki ngā hiahia paura miraka o tō pēpi.

Puritia tō pēpi ki te koki o tō ringa – he hāneanea ake pea te whakawhiti ringa i waenga i te whāngai.

Ina hiakai ana tō pēpi, ka whakapiri, ka ngote ringa, te huaki i tōna waha me te huri i tōna māhunga. Ka puta ēnei tohu ahakoa huaki, kati rānei ōna karu.

Ētahi tikanga e mōhio ai koe mēnā kei te nui te miraka mā te pēpi: te tipu me te taumaha; ngā kope mākū maha; te tiko ia rā.