When it comes to feeding your baby, it’s important to be comfortable with your decisions. Experts and doctors recommend breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months and encourage mothers to continue to 12 months or beyond. But for many moms – and for a variety of reasons – that isn’t always possible.
Many moms supplement or switch to formula completely, while others use a milk bank. But whatever you choose to do, remember that you know your body best. And as with all things with mothering, it isn’t about perfection, it’s just about doing what you can manage as well as you can.
Once your baby gets a little older – and just when you think you’ve got the breast- or bottle-feeding thing down pat – suddenly she’s keeping her head up straight and making motions for food on your plate. She’s ready for solid foods! Of course, that can create stress of its own, but don’t worry: the Babble Feeding Guide is here to help.
Read on as we explore the full range of infant feeding: from the benefits of breastfeeding to when and how to supplement, all the way through how to introduce how to introduce solids and tips and information on kids’ eating in general. You’ll find charts, schedules, and the answers to real moms’ questions to help ensure you have as happy and well-fed a baby as possible. Good luck!