Bottle-feed your baby can be confusing. Questions like what is the formula to choose, what conditions of use, what if my baby spits up the bottle feeding, and what type of equipment needed, can a new parent to feel overwhelmed.
The first thing you need to do is choose the type of formula that will give your baby a bottle. There are plenty of options out there and the easiest place to start is to ask your pediatrician for their recommendation. The brand name formulas are more expensive than generic or store brands. The name brands may have added features like easier digest, or adding supplements such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid). All the formulas you can buy for your baby a bottle are regulated by the FDA and are safe.
Buy a small can at first. Thus, if your baby is well tolerated, have not invested much money in a formula can not be used. If bottle feeding infant spits a lot or seems to have a lot of gas, may be lactose intolerant. Do not worry, many infants began to increase when they are small and can easily drink regular milk. Meanwhile, choose a soy-based formula to give your baby.
Then take the bottles. There are dozens of different brands and variations available. If you are breastfeeding, choosing a wide-necked bottle with a nipple naturally. This will help prevent nipple confusion and allow your baby to alternate between breast and bottle more easily. Several companies offer nipples that have different levels of flow. This is nice as you can adjust the flow as the baby grows, and still use the same bottle. Many bottles have been added grips comfortable on the sides, which are more convenient for caregivers and easier to bottle feed older babies for support. Try different types of bottles and use the one that works best for you and your baby.
Most experts in the bottle feeding children agree that the best position is a semi-straight one. Hold your baby in his arms, head and upper body slightly elevated. For older babies who can hold their own bottle, try to place them in a chair instead of flat on his back. The semi-vertical position prevents the milk from pooling in the mouth and throat and helps prevent spitting. This position is especially helpful for babies with acid reflux or colic, as it helps keep the formula back into the esophagus.
Keep lots of burp cloths on hand as necessary to burp your infant feeding bottle during and after each meal. In the beginning, you should burp your baby after every two ounces. This helps to get the bubbles out of your baby's stomach. There are several ways to burp a baby. The most common is place your baby with your stomach against your shoulder and pat his back. Another way is to put the baby stomach down across your knees, or sit for up with his hand supporting his stomach as you gently pat her back. Find what works best for your infant feeding bottle as all babies are different.
There is no one right way to feed and burp your baby. You are the expert on your child to try different things and see what is the best system for his family. These are just some guidelines to help begin work on how to bottle feed your baby. Congratulations on your new adventure!
Does being anemic as a child and taking a large amount of iron your darker skin?
I'm 16 and was anemic as a baby and had to take large amounts of iron. My family is much lighter than me, and I wonder if it because of the Iron I took when I was a kid.
I dont think so .. I was anemic until he was 11 years old and never darkened my skin .. its just genetics