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Feeding Your Baby


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Feeding Your Baby

  1. 1. Feeding your Baby<br />A Personal Choice<br />
  2. 2. Why Breastfeed?<br />More easily digested than ANY formula, resulting in less colic, gas, and spitting up <br />Reduces food allergies<br />Get protection from bronchitis, pneumonia, diabetes and asthma. <br />less gas, diarrhea, and constipation<br />higher IQ <br />
  3. 3. Why Breastfeed?<br />Contains endorphins, chemicals that suppress pain. <br />50% fewer ear infections than bottle fed babies <br />Stronger immune systems <br />Less risk of childhood obesity<br />Better dental and facial development, and decreased likelihood of dental caries <br />
  4. 4. Benefits for Moms<br />Promotes bonding <br />Promotes uterine contractions after childbirth and reduces bleeding <br />Promotes weight loss <br />Less risk of ovarian and breast cancers <br />Economical—save over $1000 in the first year <br />Convenient—always available, and always the right temperature <br />Saves time—no formula to prepare, and no bottles to wash <br />Clean and safe—and available when normal supplies of food and water are interrupted <br />
  5. 5. Breast Pump<br />Used when you need to leave your baby for a time<br />Breast milk may be frozen for use later<br />
  6. 6. Bottle Feeding<br />Formula, nutritious alternative to breast milk <br />Either parent (or another caregiver) can feed the baby a bottle at any time <br />No need to pump if you leave your baby<br />Formula-fed babies usually need to eat less often than do breastfed babies<br />
  7. 7. Solid Food<br />The current recommendations indicate that breast milk or formula should be baby’s main source of nutrition until at least 6 months of age.<br />
  8. 8. You should always consult your baby’s pediatrician before introducing new foods to your baby. <br />
  9. 9. Baby Hungry?<br />Video link<br />Sign Language<br />