How to Bottle – Feed

  • Always check the temperature of the milk before giving it to your baby. You can do this by putting a few drops of milk on your wrist. Ensure that it’s warm but not hot.
  • Keep the top ring of the bottle a little loose to allow some air to get in. This helps keep the nipple erect; otherwise continuous sucking can create negative pressure and make the nipple collapse or lose its shape.
  • Put a bib (preferably a plastic-backed bib) around your baby’s neck to protect his clothes, as babies tend to spit out a little milk at times. Stroke your baby’s cheek a little, so that he automatically opens his mouth.
  • Keep the bottle at a 45 degree angle so that the neck of the bottle is full of milk rather than air which will prevent air bubbles. Put the bottle into your baby’s mouth.
  • Hold the bottle steady and keep adjusting the angle so that the top of the bottle is always full of milk.
  • If you need to burp him in between, slip your finger into the side of his mouth to break his
  • Suction and remove the bottle.
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