So you have decided to bottle feed your baby & your baby is giving you a really tough time. The journey of taking down your baby from breast feed to bottle can be a real pain. Some babies accept it easily and some may not at all interested in the same. You may have different reason for stating bottle feed for you baby like soon you have to join the office or milk supply is going on lower side.
In this post I am sharing few tips which will help you in getting your baby to have bottle feed. You have to keep your patience during this and don’t except it to happen in just 1 or 2 days. It will take time depending upon you baby’s willingness on the same.
1. Pump your own milk and give it to baby with the bottle. It will be easy for your baby to accept bottle if familiar taste (Your milk) comes out it. It will be really difficult to start a bottle with the Formula. For this you will definitely need a good breast pump so do a research before buying it.
2. Try breastfeeding your baby a little at first, and then hand the over the bottle to the baby. Make sure that he or she should be in you lap while bottle feeding. Over time, this can really help your baby get used to the idea of bottle feeding.
3. Generally we mommies have a particular way to hold our baby while breastfeeding. If you do this all the time, they’ll also expect the breast instead of the bottle when it comes time to feed. You should find a different way to hold your baby when introducing them to the bottle and you’ll make things a lot easier. If you hold your baby upright, it makes it easier for them to drink from the bottle, too.
4. Express some milk and put it on the bottle’s nipple before giving it to baby. This will make easier for a baby to accept the bottle as taste will be familiar to them.
5. Try to give milk at different temperature. Might be possible your baby will be comfortable in having only with specific warmth. Similar to your breast milk.
6. You have to find nipples of different brands. My personal experience says that your baby may be comfortable in having milk from bottle (with specific design nipples).
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