It is said that mother’s milk is nectar for the baby and it acts as protective shield against all dreadful diseases and also increases the immunity of the child. Breast feeding the infant is the natural process and it is something that builds strong bond between the mother and the child.
Feed a Newborn Baby
All the doctors recommend that baby is breast fed exclusively for about first six
months. And even after the introduction of solid foods, breastfeeding should
continue through first year of life and even beyond if desired.
It is said that mother’s milk is nectar for the baby and it acts as protective shield
against all dreadful diseases and also increases the immunity of the child.
Breast feeding the infant is the natural process and it is something that builds
strong bond between the mother and the child.
Breast milk has perfect combination of nutrients that baby needs to grow strong
and healthy such as antioxidants to build immune system and also this milk is
easier for the baby to digest.
Before breast feeding the baby, mother has to be comfortable and more
relaxed. It is recommended that the position of the baby in such a manner that
mouth and nose of the baby faces the nipple and that the mother supports the
breast to avoid pressing into baby’s chin. This aspect is called latching and it is
the key to successful breastfeeding. Once the baby has latched on successfully,
there are several common positions for nursing that makes best fit for you and
Babies are born with rooting reflex, which means they instinctively know how
to suck. When the mouth of the baby is open draw him to your breast and start
feeding as per proper position. Cross cradle position is great for newborns,
needing most support. Get a comfortable place and securely hold your baby
crosswise with arm opposite from your breast you are nursing with. In case you
are nursing with your right breast hold your baby with your left arm and vice
Next is clutch hold that is particularly for women who have had cesarean
section for the pressure of the baby will not be on abdomen. Women with large
breast or flat nipples also prefer this hold.
Often mothers think that their milk supply is low and wonder if they are
supplying enough milk to the baby. As long as your baby is gaining weight
properly, you are likely supplying sufficient amounts of breast milk.
Sometimes despite efforts there are moms who cannot breast feed and has to
resort to formula milk or formula feed. One has to talk to pediatrician about
choosing the best formula option for the baby. For this you have to have
sterilized bottles and nipples every time before you feed your baby.
For formula feeding, hold your baby fairly upright. Support their head so they
can breathe and swallow comfortably. Brush the teat against your baby’s lips
and when they open their mouth wide, let them draw the teat and always give
your baby plenty of time to feed.
Remember to sterilize the bottles and nipples before every time you feed the
baby. For making formula milk one has to boil water and bring it to the boiling
point. Let this water cool for half an hour, then pour exact amount of water into
the bottle and add right amount of scoops. Put on the teat and cover it and then
give the bottle a good shake until all the powder has dissolved. Before feeding
the baby test the temperature of the milk by tipping little into your wrist and
then if it is warm feed the little one.
In case you hear too much sucking sounds while your baby drinks she may be
taking in too much air and to help the baby swallow less air, hold her so she is
propped up a little and tilt the bottle so that the teat and the neck are always
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