Bottles are essential for babies. The following 12 problems may be encountered when using bottles. Be prepared early to avoid being caught off guard when encountering problems.
Do you choose glass bottles or plastic bottles?
Plastic bottles are lighter and less breakable, but are not as durable as glass bottles. If you use plastic bottles, pay attention to whether the packaging is marked with the words [BPA-free] [BPA-free] or [BPA Free], and it is better to change them more frequently.
Be careful not to hit the baby or yourself with glass bottles.
How to use the pacifier?
The nipples are mostly made of silicone or latex, There are different shapes, and the holes on the nipple are also large and small, which will affect the speed of the baby’s breast feeding. It is best to choose several different nipples, let the baby try them and pick out the most suitable one. Before feeding each time, check whether the nipple is damaged, latex or silica gel has hardened or aged, and pay attention to timely replacement.
Do you need disinfection?
New bottles and nipples should be sterilized with boiling water for at least 5 minutes before use. After disinfection, rinse with hot water before each use.
Can the bottle feed something else?
The bottle for feeding the baby should be special and can only be used to feed breast milk or milk powder, not water, fruit juice or other what.
When feeding formula milk, it should be mixed in strict accordance with the instructions. Too thin or too thick is not good. Too thin may dilute nutrition and too thick will increase the burden on children’s intestines, stomach and kidney.
What kind of milk powder is better?
The most common formula is milk formula, which is suitable for most babies. If both parents are allergic, soybean formula and milk powder with low sensitivity formula can also be selected.
How hot milk can be fed to the baby?
The temperature of milk can be the same as or lower than room temperature. If the baby likes to be slightly hotter, he can put the bottle in hot water and heat it in water for a minute or two, but do not use microwave oven to heat it.
Before feeding the child, drop a drop on the inside of your wrist. If you don’t feel hot, you can feed it to the baby.
What is in the right position?
Tie your baby a bib and prepare a handkerchief or paper towel to wipe his/her mouth. Hold the baby in your arms, support his/her neck or head with your arm, keep his/her head above his/her body, and then put the pacifier in the baby’s mouth. When the baby’s sucking speed slows down, you can pick it up and hiccup.
Some parents try to save trouble. When nursing, they hold the bottle with pillows or cushions. In fact, they should hold the bottle by hand, which is not only safer, but also can adjust the angle at any time to prevent the baby from swallowing too much air and choking the baby.
Is the baby full?
After the baby is full, he will have a reaction: stop sucking, spit out the pacifier and turn his face to one side; Older children will push the bottle away by themselves. You can let him eat for a while, but don’t force it.
How to beat milk hiccups after eating?
After the baby has finished eating, hold it up vertically and pat or caress the baby’s back. When the baby hiccups, he may vomit milk a little, so prepare handkerchiefs or paper towels to wipe his mouth.
Not all babies burp after eating milk.
What about spitting milk all the time?
If the baby spits more milk, it will stop every few minutes when feeding the baby, pick it up and pat the hiccups. After eating the milk, you should hold it vertically and pat it for about half an hour. When the baby learns to sit down, the situation of spitting milk will improve.
If you think your baby vomits milk too frequently and becomes prone to crying and irritability, consult a pediatrician to see if there are other problems.
When did what change milk powder?
When the baby vomits milk frequently, or vomiting, loose stool, bloody stool, erythema on the skin, etc., you need to consult the doctor about whether the milk powder is a problem. If the milk powder needs to be changed, the doctor should also decide which formula to change, and cannot change it without authorization.
How long can milk last?
The rest of the milk fed in the bottle should be poured out and cannot be drunk again.
Milk washed with milk powder should not last more than 2 hours at room temperature. It is best to drink it now, not to mix it too much at one time.
Breast milk sucked by the milk pump can be stored at room temperature for 5 hours. If frozen at minus 5 ℃, it can be stored for 5 months and minus 20 ℃ for 1 year.
Compiled by Zhang Jingyuan