Bottle Feeding Directory
Whether you use breast milk or formula, bottle feeding comes with many decisions: Should you bottle feed exclusively, what formula is best for your baby, what type of bottles and nipples should you use, and so many more. Don't worry, you don't have to make these important decisions alone. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about bottle feeding, how to do it, and much more.
Feeding Your Infant-Topic Overview
From birth,infants follow their internal hunger and fullness cues. They eat when they're hungry and stop eating when they're full. Experts agree that newborns should be fed on demand. This means that you breast- or bottle-feed your infant whenever he or she shows signs of hunger,rather than setting a strict schedule. You let your infant stop feeding at will,even if there is milk left in ...
Bottle-Feeding-What to Expect
Usually your baby can begin bottle - feeding within hours after birth. Average feeding amounts will vary depending on your baby's age and how hungry he or she is at that moment.Average feeding amounts by baby's age Age of baby Formula feedings per 24 hours Amount of formula per feedingBirth to 2 weeks6 to 10 to 2 weeks to 1 month6 to 8 to 1 to 3 months5 to 6 to 3 to 6 months4 to 5 to 6 to 9 months
Your baby needs routine medical checkups. During these checkups (called well baby visits), your baby's height, weight, and head circumference will be measured to determine whether he or she is growing at the expected rate. At each well baby visit, talk to your doctor about your baby's nutritional needs, which change as he or she grows and develops. For example, babies between 4 and 6 months of ...
Note: This topic discusses bottle - feeding formula. For information about bottle - feeding your baby breast milk, see the topic Breast - Feeding.When is bottle - feeding formula the right choice for my baby?Your reasons for wanting to bottle - feed your baby formula are personal. You are the only one who can make the best decision for you and your baby. If you think you will have or are having ..
How to Offer Your Breastfed Baby a Bottle
Mothers who nurse their babies can learn how to introduce babies to bottle-feeding.
What Products Help With Bottle-Feeding My Baby?
Bottle-feeding your baby is pretty simple, but there are some products that could come in handy. Find out what really helps.
12 Health Rules You Can Bend - Sterilizing Baby Bottle Nipples and Pacifiers
Here are 12 health rules that it’s OK -- and sometimes even good -- to break.
Bottle Feeding & Formula: Expert Q & A
From how to hold the bottle to how much to feed, new parents havemany questions about feeding. Here are some answers.
Choosing an Infant Formula
Finding the right formula for your baby doesn’t have to be complicated. We help sift through the selections step by step.
Baby Bottle and Formula Problems
How much formula does a baby need? What are some typical bottle frustrations? We offer guidance, step by step.
Choosing Baby Bottles and Nipples
Rounding up appropriate supplies before bottle feeding a baby is essential. We help with the selection, care, and cleaning.
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