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Hints for feeding your baby

Helpful hints for feeding your baby

  • Breastmilk is the best source of nutrition for your baby. It is beneficial  even if you nurse for a short amount of time or part time.
  • You should wait till breastfeeding is well established which is usually about 3 to 4 weeks of age before introducing the bottle unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
  • Woking mothers can pump  breastmilk during break time and refrigerate the milk for later use. Refrigerated milk should be used within 24 hours.  However frozen milk is good for several months.
  • If you need to formula feed, offer cow’s milk  based formula with iron .
  • Keep your baby on breast or formula until he or she is 1 year old. After this time , you may switch to whole milk. Children  under the age of 2 should not  drink skim or low-fat milk.
Content Sources
Bottlefeeding. Stanford Children’s Hospital. https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=bottle-feeding-90-P02639&sid=. Accessed December 7th, 2018

Breastfeeding: Hints to Help You Get Off to a Good Start. American Academy of Family Physicians. https://familydoctor.org/breastfeeding-hints-to-help-you-get-off-to-a-good-start/. Accessed December 7th, 2018

December 11, 2019 | 7:47 31    By oohs N coos    

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