There are a lot of reasons as to why a mother would not want to fed her baby naturally, each more different the next. It is for mothers who decide to bottle feed their baby’s that manufacturers have come up with special formulated products that will help make the baby as healthy as a mothers natural breast milk could. Of course, these products are not the exact same as a mother’s breast milk, there are some issues that could arise out bottle feeding your child because of this. This is why it is important to think carefully about what you are doing when using formulas to fed your baby, here is what to do and what not to do.
The most important thing to remember is that when you are getting infant formula, make sure to get the most suitable one for your baby. Not all the products sold in a store would be safe for your baby. In some instances, if a child is under the age limit of two months or if a baby has been born prematurely, it is not safe to give them any other products but concentrated liquid to make feeding easy for them or ready – to – serve formula. Knowing what is best for your child is very important.
Do make sure that when you open the bottle of products you ensure cleanliness. Natural baby formula is supposed to be clean at all times of course, as even a small speck of germs can affect your child badly. When you open bottles check if there are dust particles, dirt or anything else on the bottle lids and in the products as well. Check the formula again to see if you can spot foreign particles in it before you feed your baby. Formula is supposed to maintain its natural color unless it is spoiled or gone bad, so please make sure to check for unnatural colors too.
Do not ever freeze your formula and feed it to a baby, and you should also never heat formula as well. Heating creates hot spots in the milk that can very easily burn your baby’s mouth. Make sure you also never feed a bottle that has been left in room temperature for around two hours or more as it is never safe. If a baby does not finish a bottle, do not try to store it again for reuse, discard it instantly. Don’t leave feeding bottles and other things that a baby puts in his mouth like baby spoons lying around, you have to make sure they are sterile before you re use such things.