A Guide to Feeding your Baby

By: SWilson


The responsibilities of a new mother do not end after giving birth to the child. Nourishing, feeding, and nursing the infant are all nothing but the beginning of a much more meaningful task for the mother. Bottle feeding your baby does not mean you do not love him or her either. There is nothing wrong with bottle feeding especially when you know how to make each feeding moment a rewarding experience for you and your child. Nursing moms are advised not to introduce bottles to the baby since babies may tend to prefer the bottle over the breast and that momís milk supply may not be properly established. However, in some unavoidable circumstance, nursing mothers may be forced to bottle feed. Finding and using the right nursing bottle will save you and your baby from the hassles of bottle feeding like leakage which waste most of your time and other resources.

What then do you use for feeding your baby? Breastfeeding mothers do not actually have big problems when it comes to choosing their feeding gadgets. They may only worry about general feeding considerations like time of feeding, amount of feeding and the manner of feeding the baby. On the other hand, mothers who have problems with breast milk production, or babies who have inefficient sucking ability or even those mothers who have returned to work after giving birth may find choosing the right baby bottle a crucial task. Selecting the right bottle and the nipple as breast substitute may be confusing. Pediatricians and experienced parents believe that the best guide in choosing the right bottle and nipple depends upon the needs of your child. Know your baby well, respond to his or her needs and do the best that you can to settle the situation.

There are many kinds of feeding bottles that can serve as perfect alternatives for the breast. But before deciding on what kind of baby bottles to choose, you might as well decide on the bottle size and the bottle types. Newborn babies have different needs from older babies. Newborn infants find small baby bottles which are usually four ounce sized knowing that newborn babies take in small amount of milk. Choosing the smaller nursing bottle will prevent more wasted milk and will further decrease your expenses for feeding. If after quite sometime, the baby can finish all that is contained in the small bottle, you have to switch on to a bigger bottle to provide larger amount of milk as your babyís needs increase. You can opt for six ounce size bottle before going to the full bottle feeding.

Baby bottles vary in styles. Some bottles are crafted bent in order to reduce the amount of air that enters the babyís stomach. This is also the objective why some disposable liner bottles are created. Disposable liner bottles also reduce the amount of air through collapsing as the baby drinks the milk. Compared to plastics, the glass baby bottles do not retain odor and can be conveniently washed.

Given a wide array of choices, what matters in the end is the good of your baby. Choose the feeding bottle that serves your purpose and that truly caters to your babyís needs.

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More tips on choosing the right baby bottles and nursing bottle ; moreover, baby bottle styles that suit your babyís needs can be found at this helpful baby bottle site.

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