Book your bottle-feeding, breastfeeding or sleep consultation here. How fast your baby feeds can affect how much milk he drinks, how much air he swallows, and his enjoyment of feeding. Feeding too quickly or slowly can cause problems. Discover how you can influence how long it takes for your baby to feed. The faster your baby feeds the more he's likely to drink. If your baby drinks his formula too quickly, there's a risk he may overfeed i.
How to Bottle-Feed a Baby: Tips for Bottle-Feeding Your Newborn
As new breastfeeding moms, we often think that all time spent at breast is valuable time in which baby is drinking milk, gaining weight, and draining our breasts to boost milk production. However, not all time at breast is created equally. Our babies breastfeed for many reasons other than to get breast milk. Baby is eager to feel close to mom and hear your heartbeat, enjoy the warmth and comfort of your breast, and enjoy the action of sucking.
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Whether you'll be feeding formula exclusively, combining it with nursing or using bottles to serve up expressed breast milk, here's everything you need to get started bottle-feeding your baby. Good news: Most newborns have little to no trouble figuring out how to suck from a baby bottle nipple, especially if you're using bottles right from the beginning. Finally, one thing that seems to come naturally!