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Tips for Feeding Infants


Feeding infants is a daunting task for parents. Here are some feeding tips for parents of infants to make their feeding regimen easy. Read on to find some wonderful feeding tips for feeding your infant the right way. 


Feeding infants can be challenging for new parents. Whether you are breastfeeding your child or bottle feeding, you need to learn how to hold the baby and how to feed him. Till your baby is fed on milk you need to be extra conscious feeding him because by that time he is very sensitive and delicate. When your baby will start with solids or semi solids, considerations will be different.


Tips for Feeding your Infant

Have a quick look at the tips for feeding your infant.


Breastfeeding

This is the best way and has manifold profits. It is not only easy and convenient for the mother; breastfeeding is good and healthy for the child too. The most important thing is that it strengthens the bond between the mother and the child. If you are facing problem in the milk supply, you can work on it. Remember, the more you breastfeed your child, the more milk will be produced.

When you are breastfeeding your infant, it is ideal that you sit and make yourself comfortable first. Then hold your baby and pay attention that the head is held slightly higher than his body. With the newborns you will have to maintain the time and cautiously feed him. This is the case when the infant is below one month. You will have to feed him in the interval of every two hours. The timing will go on increasing and reach to three hours till your baby is six months and start taking semi fluids from outside.


Formula Feeding

Formula feeding requires preparation time. So, you have to be time conscious and make sure you prepare the milk right before the time of feeding. Do not ever prepare beforehand or use any leftover milk. Always prepare formula milk exactly according to the directions given on the formula container. Avoid microwave heating as there are many adverse effects of this type of heating.


Burping Tips

Burping your baby is very important. It has been observed that infants become fussy if they swallow air while being fed. This is more in the case of formula fed babies. If you find that your child is uneasy and fussy, try burping him more often. Just hold your baby in your arms and gently pat him on the back. It takes some time in some babies while some have it instantly.


Introducing Solids

Introducing solids should be systematic. Experts are of the opinion that you should start with cereals and then add vegetables before fruits. However, no matter what you start, feed him with the same food for at least three days or a week before changing it. Pay attention to any kind of reactions or allergies. Make baby food at home and avoid giving tinned food to infants. Start feeding the child one teaspoon of vegetables and then add one fourth after intervals. Do not give cow’s milk or honey till your child is one year old.

The best judge about what is good for your child is you. You can find out what your baby likes and wants more and with what food type he is comfortable and contented. Since you are adding food items slowly after six months, it might take a month, may be less or more, to get adjusted with the solid food. If there is any kind of abnormality that you observe, it is good to consult the pediatrician. Just be careful and take necessary precautions and you can master the health of your child.

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Suyopni.5 years ago
In a single article, you have given all the feeding tips starting from breast feeding to burping.
 
 
 
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Shekhar Gupta.5 years ago
Thanks for such tips which are of great help to many parents. Feeding a baby is like a big challenge
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Mayar.5 years ago
Excellent you have explained in detail. thankyou so much and looking for further information in later stages of a baby
 
 
 
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