Bottle feeding is the process of feeding a baby a bottle as opposed to nursing the infant. Both breast milk and formula can be given to babies in bottles.Continue Reading
Breast milk can be pumped and poured into a bottle to feed the baby. Some mothers supplement their milk with formula to enhance the nutritional content of the milk. There are several types of baby formulas available for infants who can't take breast milk, or for mothers who have chosen not to breast feed.
While it's not required from a health standpoint to warm a bottle before giving it to a baby, some infants prefer their milk or formula warm. To warm the bottle, place it in a glass of warm water or run the water under warm tap water.Learn more about Babies & Toddlers
To safely wash baby bottles in the dishwasher, first ensure that the bottles are labeled as dishwasher-safe; then, separate each bottle into its individual parts (nipple, ring, cap and bottle) before loading the dishwasher. Use only hot water and a hot drying cycle.Full Answer >
Home remedies for baby colic include changing the baby's food or milk, changing the nipple type of the bottle and medications such as gas drops or anti-reflux medicine, explains WebMD. It is important to check with a pediatrician before giving a baby any medicine.Full Answer >
BabyCenter stresses that a key to weaning a baby from breastfeeding, whether during the night or day, is to begin the process slowly and gradually. Nurse the baby for a shorter amount of time on each breast. Patting and calming the baby back to sleep may lengthen the time between feedings.Full Answer >
Some types of infant feeding tools are bottles, cups, droppers, spoons, syringes and more. After an infant reaches 4 to 6 months of age, babies can set aside a bottle and use a cup with a little help. Depending on what your baby prefers, try using a regular cup, a sippy cup, a no-spill sippy cup, a cup with a straw or a sports bottle.Full Answer >