Most often mothers find problems when bottle
feeding their infants. Some of these problems are minor and can be
rectified easily and with not much fuss and hassle. However, for major and
health problems, your doctor should be the first one to be contacted. It is
good to get educated before you start bottle feeding your child and this should
be from a reliable and good source.
Do not forget that although breastfeeding
is said to be natural and good since many years, it lack some important
ingredients for the right growth of mind and body of the infant. These are
added to the formula
feed as they are prepared scientifically and contain measured ingredients.
Some Common Bottle
Have a quick look at the common problems which you may face
while bottle feeding your baby.
Problem Caused Due to Air Entering in Bottle
Most often it is observed that air enters into the bottle
which ultimately enters into the childâ€™s body. The constant flow of air will
make the flow of milk proper in the mouth. But if by any reason this gets
blocked, your child will not get the milk. This can happen when infant seals
the holes of the nipple with her tongue or the nipple ring are screwed too
tight. Check this if you see your child having difficulty getting milk.
Difficulty Due to Nipple
Also check the nipple
so that it is of the right size and of good quality. If it is not of the right
size and flow, your child will find difficulty in bottle feeding. Check the
nipple and see that you buy the perfect fitting and comfortable one for your
Need of Feeding Frequently
Sometimes children develop typical feeding patterns and this
sometimes hampers the right flow of milk into the babyâ€™s mouth or some babies
drink small amounts of formula milk but need to be fed frequently. Try to
encourage your child to have a specific feeding pattern and follow a routine as
Misunderstandings Babyâ€™s Indications
It is not that when an infant cries it means that he is
hungry. There might be some other reason also. So, offering the feeding bottle
as soon as the new born cries are not the right solution. Follow a routine
regarding feeding your newborn. Also, if your newborn is not hungry, he will
only drink a little amount of milk. Babies give similar indications when they
are hungry and when they are tired. So, you need to understand that because it
is not going to be ideal to have your baby fed and made to sleep.
Problem while Night Feeding
Bottle feeding problems also include lengthened night
feeding. Most often mothers feel sleepy at night and so they feed the child for
longer time. This might make the infant full and he will refuse drinking any
Some children have cowâ€™s milk or formula milk allergy and
this you have to judge before giving him the feed.
If this is the case,
you need to see the doctor and get it rectified as soon as possible.
It has been observed that many infants lessen their intake
of milk at the time of teething.
You can consult the pediatrician if the problem lingers and if the child is
losing weight constantly.
These are some of the common formula feeding problems that
can be understood and solved too by little effort and knowledge. There are some
complex problems too that are associated with health problems also and so, you
need to see the doctor as soon as possible.