Not each mother wishes to breastfeed her babies and in some cases, they are unable to do so no matter how hard they try. bottle-fed then the babies. If properly bottle-feeding, there is no cause why the babies should not thrive, grow to develop in the same way as breastfed babies.
Five Essential Rules of Bottle-feeding
Use the Right Type of Milk Bottle feeding:
Breast milk is the best milk for your baby. It contains all the nutrition that they need. The same nutrition needs manufacture to provide Infant formula. Choose only one product and use the milk constantly. There are three categories bottle-feeding formula, 0-6-month, 6-12 month,s and after 12 months. After 12 months you can switch to cow milk. If you have allergic reactions in your family, then you should consult a doctor.
How to Bottle Feed Properly
Keep Every Piece of Equipment Conscientiously Clean:
Equipment used for bottle-feeding must be sterile to prevent germs from getting into milk and mouth. Equipment can be germ-free in two ways either by boiling and by placing in a sterilizing solution, but first of all, it must be made clean. Clean the teat by rubbing both the inside and outside with a little salt. Removes stale milk which collects inside the small pores. Rinse off all traces of salt.
Clean the bottle using hot water and detergent with a bottle brush. Rinse off the detergent. Bottles are easier to clean if they have been rinsed out with cold water immediately after use.
Follow the Instruction on the Label for Making up the Feed:
How to mix the feeds follow the instruction and they should be precise. The amount of milk the powder and boil water have been carefully mixed out to make the feed right for the baby. Do not add extra sugar and never add salt.
Scoop: The scooper provides with the milk powder is an accurate measure when used correctly. To obtain the extra milk powder fill the scooper then gently level off the milk powder the back of a knife.
Water: The water used for making the feeds essential be boil and then cool to the temperature mention in the instruction. Too much water will make poor feed and too little water will make the feed too strong.
When using milk powder is the inclination to think that it is good for the baby to add more powder than the instruction says. This effect is a strong feed that contains too much protein and salt.
A strong feed is likely to become keen and cry who given the baby.
A worse danger is that the extra salt in strong feeds may make the baby very ill, possibly causing convulsions, coma, and permeant brain damage.
Giving a Bottle Feed:
When giving a bottle of feed make sure that the milk is at a suitable temperature for the baby.
Your baby needs to be warmed up before being given if the milk in the fridge. This can be done by placing the bottle in a jug or in a special bottle heater. Check that the bottle of milk is not too hot. Sprinkle a few drops onto your wrist.
Check the hole in the teat is not block.
Hold your baby in a comfortable position. Full milk so that the teat keeps the angle the bottle feed, otherwise, the baby will suck in the air as well as milk.
If the Baby is Left to Bottle Feed Himself
- There is a danger the baby might choke.
- The baby is deprived of the comfort of being held close and of feeling loved and wanted.
- There is no one to notice that the baby is taking in the air by sucking on a flatten teat or an entry bottle.
- There will be no one to help the baby bring upwind.
Gastro Enteritis in Bottle-feeding
Gastro-enteritis in the inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Illness of this type is rare in breastfed babies but far too common in those who are bottle feed. Much of the illness could be prevented with better hygiene, particularly when preparing bottles or dealing with nappies.
Burping the Baby:
When the bottle or breastfeeding your child usual to give the chance to bring upwind. Whether the feed has done it once or twice. There is no good reason for interrupting the feed while the baby continues to feeding happily. Babies do not need to burp. With every meal. It depends on how much air they swallow. The wind can escape more easily. Your shoulder hold against the baby. Gently patting the baby’s back and normally wind is brought up without much trouble.
Bottle feeding has some advantages over breastfeeding. The mother knows how much milk taking her baby and can be fed anywhere. This is an extra advantage to mothers who would be embarrassed about breastfeeding in public. Other people are able to feed beside the mother when the father takes a turn in giving the feed.