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Need for bottle feeding arise for infant depend on mother. Working mother needs to bottle feed her baby earlier than non-working mother. There are various reasons that mother needs to bottle feed her baby earlier. Many women breast-feed their baby for more than one year. It depends on availability of mother and also milk production of mother. With breast feeding many women give bottle feeding to their baby. It is good practice to make your baby habituated with bottle feeding after six months. This is because once infant get familiar with difference between mother’s milk and formula feeding, they refuse to accept bottle feeding. In such case it is very difficult for mother to go outside for any work and need to more attentive towards her infant’s need.
Remember, it is always advisable that mother’s milk is the best than any other feeding. It is advisable to breast feed baby minimum for six months. You can breast feed your baby as long as you can, better if you can provide for one year. You can give bottle feed as supplement with breast feeding.
To bottle feed your baby, first seat comfortably and hold baby on your lap. Give support to baby’s head from your left arm. Don’t keep your baby in sleeping position, you need to keep baby’s head level up from his stomach. It will help your baby to suck bottle easily. Keep some soft support below head like baby pillow if you feel uncomfortable to hold your baby.
If your infant is less than six months old, you need to take more care for her bottle feeding especially her head position. Remember never feed your baby in sleeping position.
Mother can build strong bonding with her baby by sparing time for bottle feeding. Talk with your baby softly to keep her happy. It will make strong bonding between mother and baby. Do not get hurry while your baby is feeding. Mother need to keep patience during her baby’s feeding time.
You can make your baby habituated with bottle feeding once you understand her feeding time. You can keep bottle ready once you acquainted with her timing and give to her immediately before she cries. Your tender care and love enhance strong bonding between mother and baby. Bottle feeding is the best medium to increase bonding with your baby.