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2011-09-22
Name: Editor How does a mother come to know if her baby is hungry? What signs does a baby show when he is full? Which feeding pattern should be followed for a newborn baby?

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2017-04-24
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Name: radhika88
Subject:  RE:Tips for Feeding a Newborn Baby
For a baby it’s a big task initially to hold the milk bottle & guide it to her mouth. The best way to know if she is ready for the bottle is to hand her a bottle & see where it goes from there.



Holding the milk-bottle and sucking from it is a skill which the baby can develop as early as at the age of six months or as late as a year. There is a huge disparity in the ages when different children start taking feed from the bottle.

If your baby has developed the motor skills required to put the bottle to her mouth then you can offer her a bottle every now and then to make her used to it. This should be usually done at the age of six months as by this time babies start the process of self-regulating their feed.

Points to remember before letting your baby take command of the bottle:

Never force-feed the baby through the bottle, it can lead to over-feeding or may cause choking.
Never let the baby go to sleep with the bottle in her mouth, the residual milk/formula can cause oral infections, tooth decay or choking.
For the first few months never leave the baby unsupervised during the feeding time.
Propped bottles can cause the milk to flow from their mouth to their ears, where it may pool and cause ear-infections. Propped bottles are never a good idea, instead hold the bottle yourself and enjoy some quality-time bonding with your baby.

Whenever the day comes, when a baby starts holding the bottle on her own, it comes as a huge relief to the parents as they have some more time on their hands which would have otherwise been spent on feeding the baby.

Happy Parenting.
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2016-11-09
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Name: jhanavi
Subject:  RE:Tips for Feeding a Newborn Baby
hello editor,
breast feeding is best choice for kids, for new born baby first six month breast feeding is compulsory, for first breast feeding is teach by nurse.
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2013-10-12
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Name: Ranjana Solanki
Subject:  Feeding pattern
The feeding pattern of a newborn is as on demand. Breastfeeding is best choice for them. Exclusive breastfeeding should be done for 6 months. You should be nursing eight to 12 times per day during about the first month. In the beginning,you can nurse 10-15 minutes on each breast, then vary the time as necessary.When milk supply is established, it should be on demand.
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2016-03-01
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Name: karrena
Subject:  RE:Feeding pattern
yes i used to wonder how mothers get to know her baby is hungry or not and how much to feed. i am not a mother yet so was wondering but this article is really a help. thank you for posting such helpful articles. i am waiting for more reading.
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2013-10-12
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Name: Samaira Reddy
Subject:  Motherly instincts
A motherly instinct helps a mother to know whether her baby is hungry or not. it is an inbuilt mechanism and is always correct. Listening to a baby' s cry, a mother can tell the reason for crying. When a baby is hungry, he will be sucking his fingers or make suckling sounds.
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2016-03-01
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Name: kareena
Subject:  RE:Motherly instincts
yes i used to wonder how mothers get to know her baby is hungry or not and how much to feed. this article is really a help. thank you for posting such helpful articles. i am waiting for more reading.
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2013-10-12
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Name: Pratyusha
Subject:  Motherly feeling
I agree. rightly said. I can tell everything about my baby just by looking at her. I can feel when she is hungry or in pain. My husband is not able to understand her as much as I can. May be because she is a part of me and was in my womb for 9 months.
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