Using a feeding bottle on the go
These days, there are many ways to bottle-feed on the go. If you are expressing your breast milk, consider bringing your expressed milk along in a storage container with a teat attachment. There are also portable warmers to help bring your breast or formula milk to the right temperature. Apart from these, you can make use of the wide range of feeding bottle options to find one that suits your baby’s needs. Whether you are breastfeeding or supplementing with formula, having this accessory around can be a handy thing for parents with young children.
Frequently asked questions about milk feeding bottles
How long can a milk bottle be used?
Generally speaking, it is a good idea to change your baby’s feeding bottle every three to six months. Apart from this rule of thumb, you should also look for signs of wear and tear. Teats that are torn can become a choking hazard should small pieces fall off, and scratches on the bottle’s body can signify an impending breakage when it comes to glass bottles. Even if you are using a BPA bottle, it is best to change it after six months. The best way to determine the lifespan of a bottle is to check the package for the suggested time frame.
Why does my baby not like his milk bottle?
There are many reasons why a baby may not like his or her bottle. For babies who have been exclusively feeding from their mothers’ breasts, a sudden transition to a bottle can cause nipple confusion. For instances like this, choose a bottle that is shaped like a natural teat. Babies can also feel overwhelmed with an overly-fast flow, so it is important to pick a teat size that is just right. You may have to do a little trial and error here to find the best flow rate. Anti-colic bottles are also great at preventing gas buildup which can lead to painful tummies.
What is the best feeding bottle for my newborn?
It’s hard to define which is the best as every baby is different, but first look at what kind of milk he or she drinks. For breastfeeding babies, a bottle that mimics their mothers’ breasts may be a better choice than one that looks and feels like a traditional bottle. You can also buy feeding bottles that suit your baby’s style! Newborn tummies are small - they don’t consume much, so size up as you go along. Don’t overstock as your baby will grow fast, and their needs will change along with it.
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