Can I combine breast feeding and giving my baby formula?

Breastfeeding is the ideal food for your baby during the first six months of life. After this period, it is completely safe to combine breastfeeding with formula. It will probably take a little while for your baby to get used to drinking from a bottle. It is important to gradually reduce the amount of breast feeds per day. For example, replace one session of breastfeeding by feeding one bottle of formula every three to four days.