Choosing which milk and bottle may determine the success of bottle feeding your baby.
You may consult your pediatrician and ask for recommendations from friends and relatives for the formula that you will be giving your baby. Recommendations and experiences from friends are the best basis. Its important to make sure that your baby is feeding the right amount of water too as some powdered milk may cause constipation.
If there’s a family history of allergies, or you believe your baby is lactose intolerant, or you have other health concerns, consult your pediatrician–he or she can steer you toward the formula best suited for your baby’s needs.
To feed your baby, cradle her in a semi-upright position and support her head. Don’t feed her lying down — formula can flow into the middle ear, causing an infection.
To prevent your baby from swallowing air as she sucks, tilt the bottle so that the formula fills the neck of the bottle and covers the nipple. There are also special bottles that further address this problem if your baby is particularly gassy.
A few baby brands offer anti-colic bottles: Avent, Tommee Tippee, Dr. Brown, Mimijumi, NUK, MAM and much more.
You may check Baby Outlet Philippines to check out the extensive range of bottle feeding to suit all baby’s needs.
Baby bottles vary from standard or wide neck, glass, BPA free plastic or stainless steel. Some baby bottle brands focus on hard to feed babies. Research online for reviews on each brand and specific bottle.
Your newborn will probably take between 2 and 4 ounces per feeding during his first few weeks, and will probably be hungry every two to four hours. Please use this time frame as a guide only. It’s best to feed your baby on demand. Don’t encourage your baby to finish the bottle if he’s not interested as this may result in the baby throwing up afterwards. And if he’s still sucking enthusiastically when the bottle is empty, offer him more.