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Feeding

Feeding is one of the biggest concerns for new parents, so it’s never too early to start preparing yourself. While you might have a preference as to how you’d like to feed your little one (the classic breast vs. bottle debate), you have to realize that sometimes your body and your baby dictates the circumstances more than your personal wishes. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for whatever situation might arise.

Our Babble Feeding Guide was designed as a go-to resource throughout baby’s first year: from breastfeeding benefits to formula how-tos, all the way through solid feeding introductions and establishing healthy eating habits.

So in between studying up on labor positions and newborn diapering techniques, squeeze in some time to become familiar with your baby’s future feeding:

Breastfeeding

  • Breast or bottle: You’ve heard the debates raging, but what are the real benefits of breast milk? You might be surprised with the facts.
  • Whether you want to breastfeed or not, your post-delivery hormones will automatically prompt your body to start producing milk. Read up on what to expect during the beginning of breastfeeding.
  • How often do new moms have to breastfeed?
  • Since breasts don’t come with measuring cups, most new moms panic that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat. Save yourself the stress and read up on the telltale signs that your baby is eating the right amount.

Common Breastfeeding Problems

  • Even if breastfeeding is the only feeding option you’re willing to consider, understand that breastfeeding problems do arise – normally in the six weeks. Understanding what might happen ahead of time will make it easier to correct the problem.
  • Breastfeeding isn’t an all-or-nothing decision. Here’s what you need to know about supplementing with formula.
  • And, of course, sometimes situations arise in which weaning is the best or only option.

Bottle Feeding

Formula

  • There’s more than just one type of formula on the market, and you should ask your future pediatrician about which option is best for your baby. Here are the different types of formulas available to you.
  • Just because your doctor green lights a formula doesn’t mean your baby will agree. Certain symptoms can indicate an allergic reaction to formula.

Common Problems:

Here’s everything you need to know about such common digestive and feeding issues as

Baby’s First Year of Feeding

  • Here’s a simple feeding chart for how much your baby should be eating at every age.
  • You should also know how and when to introduce solids.
  • Do you have a special diet in mind for your baby (i.e. vegetarian, vegan, organic)? Do you have a family history of food allergies or obesity? Here’s what you need to know about special diets for your baby.
  • Here are the biggest common mistakes new parents make with feeding.
  • And here are general baby feeding tips – from establishing a feeding routine to healthy eating habits.

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