Risks of Formula

You can expect to spend about $1,595.74 to formula feed your baby for one year. This does not include the cost of bottles, nipples, and other supplies.

* Based on powdered formula costs in Wellington, Dufferin, and Guelph in 2011

Informed Decision Making and Formula

Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.

It’s your right to make an informed decision about how you feed your baby and we will support the decision that you make.

It’s important to have all the information including the risks and costs before you decide how to feed your baby.

Many people do not know that there are risks when using a breastmilk substitute like formula.

If you have supplemented with formula, but are planning on transitioning to exclusive breastfeeding, it is important to consult with a lactation consultant or your care provider.