Breast milk is best for your babies. Infant formula is intended to replace breast milk when mothers do not breastfeed. Good maternal nutrition is important for preparation and maintenance of breastfeeding. Introducing partial bottle-feeding could negatively affect breastfeeding and reversing a decision not to breastfeed is difficult. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Unnecessary or improper use of infant formula may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications should be considered when selecting a method of infant feeding.Professional advice should be followed on the need for and proper method of use of infant formula and on all matters of infant feeding.