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How do i bottle feed my baby?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Tilt the bottle: Tilt the bottle up so that formula fills the nipple. You want to be sure that your baby swallows as little air as possible. You want the formula to come out at a good rate. You can check by turning the bottle upside down and shaking it. It's coming out at a good speed if there is a little spray and then a few drops. Burp your baby midway through the bottle.
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Pace feeding: If your baby is used to breastfeeding introducing the bottle can sometimes be difficult. You should try to introduce it at about a 1 month of age. Use a technique called pace feeding, which means you allow the baby to suck at the bottle nipple for about 10 sucks, then tip the bottle back and give your baby a break. This imitates nursing and allows the baby to drink the bottle slowly.

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Can I bottle feed my baby at night?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Yes: Bottle feeding at night is fine. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle though, as this causes tooth decay.
A member asked:

If I bottle feed my baby, is he more likely to have colic?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Bottle-fed babies in general have more fussing, but even some breast-fed babies have colic, too, so there's no guarantee.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What should I be feeding my baby?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Breastmilk, then mor: From birth: breastmilk; starting at 4-6 months, add complementary foods (usually a single grain cereal).

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