If you exclusively breastfeed without offering a bottle, here are some suggestions for feeding Ready. Set. Food!:
- Bottle alternatives - Add Ready. Set. Food! to expressed breast milk and offer to baby via spoon-feeding, syringe feeding, cup feeding, or a breastfeeding supplementer.
- Apply directly to breasts - Apply nipple cream to breasts, then add Ready. Set. Food! Powder directly to breasts on top of nipple cream prior to breastfeeding.
If you exclusively breastfeed and offer breast milk in a bottle (i.e. combine feeding), add Ready. Set. Food! to a bottle of breast milk (recommended amount is a minimum of 2 oz). With Ready. Set. Food!, breastfeeding mothers can continue to nurse without having to introduce solids before their baby is ready to eat, while at the same time making it easy to start early allergen introduction. Medical studies show that early allergen introduction had no negative impact on breastfeeding.
For more information on breastfeeding and early allergen introduction, visit our Q&A with Lactation Consultant, Corky Harvey, founder of The Pump Station & Nurtury in Los Angeles, CA.