Bottle-feeding looks straight-forward, right? Well, there’s a fair bit to swallow so here’s a list of bottle-feeding tips.
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Try different bottle-feeding positions like holding the bottle at an angle to help reduce wind.
If you’re switching from breast to bottle try sharing the first bottle feeds between mum and dad. That way dad gets plenty of baby bonding time, baby learns to feed with someone else, and mum gets a rest.
For hygiene reasons discard any unfinished feed in a bottle as soon as possible and always within one hour.
Whether you’re expressing milk or using formula, always sterilise bottles and teats according to manufacturer’s instructions.
If you’re considering formula feeds, discuss which one would be appropriate for your baby’s needs with your health visitor first.