Taking care of the feed of newborn should be the foremost priority of a mother. The feed greatly affects the growth and health of an infant. Some women prefer natural feeding while some go for the formula and there are women who choose the diet according to the situation. For example, women who don’t feel comfortable breastfeeding publically, they bottle-feed their young ones but at home, they get their child to suckle from their busts.
For breastfeeding mothers: It is very important for a feeding mother to take extra care of her diet because what she will consume will eventually go to the baby. So a breastfeeding mum should include fresh fruits and vegetables with meat as well. These mothers can enjoy almost all the foods but keep in mind the moderation of it because overeating can cause a problem for her as well as for the baby. Latch your baby in a proper position as it will help your young one to suck through you nipples easily and it will also reduce the chances of the sore nipple. If you feel like you can also get yourself a milk pump to take your milk out and save it in the fridge for later. Avoid alcohol, smoking, and sodas, instead drink fresh fruit juices. Feed your baby every two hours because breast milk is digested very quickly. Do not slip the meals during feeding period for losing weight it can affect the production of milk in your body. Plus breastfeeding women gradually lose weight while feeding if they are not consuming junk food on a regular bases.
For Formula: Before choosing any formula for your newborn research and consult your doctor about the formula you are thinking about. There are many different types of formulas in the industry and not every other formula is suitable for every baby. Some might have a little too extreme allergic reactions because the newborn’s digestive system is not strong enough to digest every new thing introduced to them. Although the formulas are made as close as it can be, to the mother’s milk. There is perfect goat milk formula, cow’s milk formula, nan formula, soy-based formula, and, protein hydrolysate formula etc.
Read baby formula reviews it will help new mothers to make a healthy choice for their baby. Never heat up the formula in the microwave because it will not heat it up evenly and even after shaking it up thoroughly, heat is not distributed evenly throughout the formula and it may burn your little one’s tongue and throat, instead of heating up the water before mixing the formula in it. If your baby doesn’t finish the bottle don’t save it through that formula especially if it was not stored in the refrigerator.
These are the basic guidelines for new mothers or mothers to be. Following these things in your babies feeding is crucial as it will affect the baby’s health and regularly consult your doctor for the diet of your baby.