There are many things that parents need to know about bottle feeding. The most fundamental difference between bottle feeding and breastfeeding is the parents know how much milk that their baby need. The parents can calculate how much they need to prepare for the milk supply each day. Parents also able to control the baby’s milk need.
Parents should choose their baby bottle carefully. They need to know what nipple that their baby loves and what formula that the baby love the most. This is important because the best suited formula and nipple will reduce the risk of baby refinement.
The parents need to know how ounces the baby’s milk need. For newborn, baby need around 1 to 2 ounces (30–60 ml) each feeding. After that, the baby may take 2 to 3 ounces (60–90 ml) every 3 to 4 hours. The baby also needs 4 to 5 hours sleeping time. After her first month, baby needs 4 ounces from a bottle every 4 hours. Usually infants take 2 and half ounces each feeding.
Baby will give their signals when they feel hungry. They will be crying, scouting, and sucking. Mom needs to understand these cues and give their need directly as a response. Moms will have frequently asked questions such as is she get full already? Is it too much? Or when she will stop waking up? The important is the mom should know that baby needs 7 to 8 ounces per feeding to get full. Do not let the baby be overweight or more than 12 pounds in they are 2 to 4 months.
Mom needs to know what place that it is safe for their baby to feed. The position of nipples is important. Lift the head up can reduce the risk on choking. Over feed can because obesity. Just contact your doctor if your baby has overweight.