Newborns need milk. The best milk for them is mother's milk. Whether to feed your baby mother's milk or formula is just one of many decisions you must make about your baby's health. Breastfeeding is how most babies get mother's milk, but the milk can also be put in bottles and fed to the baby.
Just because you are using a bottle with your neonates® doll does not mean it must be drinking formula. You can pretend that the mother's milk has been put in the bottle! You can purchase a feeding pin to simulate nursing.
How often do newborns eat? VERY OFTEN! They have tiny tummies. They must eat about every 3 to 4 hours. This includes during the night.