Bottle Feed Your Baby
How to Bottle Feed Your
Bottle feeding is often used for babies because it is convenient, the mother is working or unable to provide
milk, and other people can do it. Whatever reason is prompting you to bottle feed the feeding process is the same.
Bottle feeding really is very easy so there is no need to worry about the process at
Choosing a Baby
The first thing to do is choose a bottle. Each baby has a different kind of bottle and nipple that they prefer.
Choose a bottle that fits your lifestyle and then pick out several different kinds of nipples to try. Remember that
younger babies need nipples with smaller holes, and older babies need nipples with larger holes. You will need
about 12 baby bottles for each baby.
Sterilize the Baby Bottle
Once you purchase your baby bottles they will need to be sterilized. If they
are plastic or glass, then you can boil a huge pot of water. Place the pieces of the bottles into the water and
boil for at least 10 minutes. Some dishwashers have a sterilize function that will also work. Be sure to read the
labels on the bottles to see if it is safe to heat them.
Choosing a formula
The right formula is the most important decision about bottle feeding. If you
are pumping breast milk and giving it to the baby through a bottle then it is not
so important, but it is still a good idea to have some formula on hand in case the milk spills or you are unable to
pump one day. For mothers who have chosen not to breast feed, or if they are unable to, then the formula is very
Choose one that offers the most amounts of vitamins and nutrition with the
least amount of additives and sugars. There are many organic options that are very healthy for babies. Some babies
are allergic to soy which is commonly used in formula, so watch out for that.
Once you have warm milk and a baby in hand, try and get comfortable. Relocate
to a quite and peaceful room that is somewhat darkened. Try to calm the baby. Relax and hold the baby in the crook
of your arm. Use a pillow to support your arm if necessary. If the baby is crying, try to soothe it gently. Some
babies have to be woken up to eat. If the baby is determined to sleep, wake her up with some ice on its feet.
Babies should not be allowed to skip meals.
The feeding process
Touch the nipple to the baby’s mouth until he or she opens it and begins
feeding. Every three minutes or so, take the bottle out of the baby’s mouth and allow him to breathe. Mid way
through the feeding sit the baby up and burp him. If the baby falls asleep then try and wake him to continue the
feeding. Young babies should feed for 30 minutes or so. Older babies will take less time to eat. Young babies
usually eat around 4 ounces of milk per feeding. Older babies will eat around 6-9 ounces of milk, and then they
will also need baby food to supplement.
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