If you have opted for bottle-feeding your child or supplement your breast milk with formula, you need to make sure that you follow certain basic guidelines on bottle feeding. Firstly, never stick to a rigid feeding schedule going by the clock. Look for hunger cues, and do run a check on how much formula your baby needs. Again, hygiene plays a very crucial role when you bottle feed your baby – unlike breast milk that goes straight from the nipple to the mouth, formula has to be prepared using water, and in a bottle, thus exposing it to various bacteria in the atmosphere. To ensure that bottle feeding is healthy for your precious child, below basics should be stuck to-
If you see any crack in the nipple, replace it as early as possible. And do not try to reuse the same milk which was left in bottle after last feed.
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