You might need many advices regarding bottle feeding when you are a new mommy and planning to express breasts milk or the top feed from infant formula. These tips can be source of comfort, safety and health for your babies. Grab a pencil and piece of paper to mark the worthy trips to make your motherhood best experience:
Buy equipments of bottle feeding
You definitely require numerous tears and bottles and a sterilising machine too. It seems quite impractical that one test or bottle serves to be better than other. All are almost same but the ones that can be easily washed or sterilised are best and preferable.
Making up the bottles
Get the tests and bottles of your infants sterilised. Not only this, wash very thoroughly your hands. In case, you are using the infants’ formula, then follow its instructions while making up the feed.
Learn how do bottle feeding to your infant. It is a golden opportunity for the mothers to build strong and affectionate relation with the infants. Sit in a comfortable posture; hold your infant in your laps in fairly upward direction. Hold and support their heads for their easy breaths and comfortable swallows. Assure them for sufficient time for feeding. Press it gently against their teat and when the open and let it in through wide mouths, let the teats in. Make sure during bottle feeding, bottles are with plenty of milk, else they will end up sucking air. Gently press the corner of baby’s mouth with a finger for releasing the teat, if it goes flat. Replace with other sterile teat, if that is blocked.
How to wind up
Remember, the child may need to take burps and have short breaks after feeding. When they are done, hold the infants upright for rubbing and patting them gently and taking off any wind. Do not keep the unused milk either it is breast milk or infants formula. Never let them stay alone, even with bottles because they may end up choking the milk.
Help with bottle feeding
Do not push your infant to complete the whole feeding bottle as every child drinks according to his need. Some may take more, some may take less. All cannot simply take equal quantities. Do as per the needs of your babies. Might be possible at times your baby does n’t even settle up after feeding and cry and cry. Don’t panic or get tense, your baby must has swollen some air. Pat and rub him gently at back to release the air.
Tip: Your child might still vomit after feeding. It is just the posseting, reflux or regurgitation. But if it happens a lot, consult your doctor. Do not provide the infants; powder formula more than the recommended dose else the child will end up being constipated only.