Many young mothers ask themselves – what bottle is the best for a baby? Parents of bottle-fed babies have a lot of doubts about technical matters. Milk flowing from the breast does not need to be prepared in any way. It is different with making a modified mixture. Here are some tips parents should delve into before they give their baby a bottle of milk.
- Feeding a newborn baby with a bottle
- The best feeding bottles
1. Feeding a newborn baby with a bottle
Care for cleanliness of feeding accessories is essential. The bottle is best cleaned immediately after use, before the milk remains will dry on its walls, becoming a breeding ground for bacteria. If you do not have time, rinse the bottle with water. For manual washing, you can use a regular dishwashing liquid and a specially designed brush. When washing a milk bottle, check the status of teats, especially when the baby has teeth. Then even the best feeding bottle can be bitten. If the baby is not yet six months old, remember to disinfect the baby bottle.
At the beginning, two small bottles with a capacity of 120-150 ml are enough. Later it can be used to give your baby water or diluted fruit juices. A four-month-old baby can be given milk in a 180 or 220 ml bottle, and in the following months, if necessary, reach for the larger ones – 250 and 330 ml. Plastic bottles should be replaced about once every 2-3 months.
When the baby chokes with milk from the bottle, turn the baby face to the floor (holding it on his hands or after passing it over the knee) so that the head is lower than the torso. Use your palm to hit five times between the shoulder blades and check the contents of the mouth. It can happen that when a baby clears the cause of choking, he begins to vomit. Hold them so that they can throw everything away. Then lie on your side and watch.
2. The best feeding bottles
An excellent solution for bottle feeding are accessories that can be disinfected in a “sterilizer” brewer. Just put a bottle in it and wait a few minutes. You can also reach for the self-sterilizing bottle, which is disinfected in the kitchen microwave, or microwave sterilizer.
The feeding bottle can be glass or plastic, it can have a heat sensor. A newborn baby is fed a bottle 6-7 times a day, drinks 90-110 ml of milk on average. In the second month falls 6 feeds a day, in the third portion increases by another 10 ml. In the first six months of life the most convenient are bottles with inexpensive, straight shapes, wide opening and the right size. It is important that they can be easily washed, conveniently poured and mixed with a milk mix.
However, not all baby feeding bottles are suitable for this. Also, take care of the right position while feeding, so that it is comfortable for you and your baby. Toddler will feel comfortable hugging his stomach, slightly directed towards you. His head must be higher than his bottom and bottom. Infants can never be fed in a supine position because it is easy to choke on.
You can buy feeding accessories in every babyren’s store and pharmacy. Learn to properly hold a bottle with milk and do not forget to adjust the size of the bottle to the age of the baby.