How to Bottle Feed and Burp your Newborn Baby
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How to Bottle Feed and Burp your Newborn Baby

when you’re discharged from the hospital
with your newborn baby the nurses and doctors are going to
instruct you on how much formula your newborn baby is taking at
that time so when you go home continue with what they’re saying you will have an appointment with your
pediatrician 2 to 3 days after discharge. At this time your
pediatrician will instruct you as to how much formula you’re going
to be giving your newborn and how much you’re
going to be increasing the feeding let’s talk about positioning your baby
and the bottle for feeding a good position to feed your newborn
baby in is an upright position I’m going to say approximately a 45 degree angle is a great angle to have your newborn
baby in during a feeding. Now as far as the
bottle goes again approximatley a 45 degree angle for the bottle. You do not want the bottle to be too
up right, this is going to cause too much formula to drip out of the nipple and into your babies mouth. Also you don’t want the nipple to be too far down because air will enter into the nipple
and cause you baby to ingest too much air into their bellies so you
always want to make sure that there is formula filling in the nipple at all times and approximately 45 degree angle for both
the baby and the nipple would be perfect Just so you know this is James’ is natural hair do we try to put it down by just puffs right
back out – it’s very cute. It’s not uncommon for
newborn babies to fall asleep during feeding this is a very happy time for them they
love to eat so you can just move the nibble around a little bit in their mouth. You can twirl it around. You could take your fingers and go under the chin gently try to start nibbling again. You
can even do some cheek support just by holding your cheeks while other nippling
just kinda get them going again. James is still nippling but if babies fall asleep, sometimes they just stop feeling
altogether so there’s different things that you can
do to wake them up again certain things are singing to them
talking to them rubbing them gently – massaging your feet. For more drastic measures you can undress them you can re- change
their diaper – if it’s dirty or not … that doesn’t matter. those kinda things will help with waking them up again. Burping is also a good way of waking
your baby up so that they will continue their feeding
and complete it. Babies tend to accumulate air in their bellies when they are feeding. Bottle-fed babies tend to have more air in their bellies
during the feeding then do breastfed baby because
bottle-fed babies ingest more air as they’re feeding.
Breastfed babies latch on to the breast and they do not get any
air in because they’re not getting air from the mother’s breast. The right time to burp you baby is in the middle of feeding. (BURP SOUND) “Oh that was it!” and also again at the end feeding There are different positions that you can use to burp your baby. Some of the most common positions are putting your baby over your shoulder and then you can
gently Pat or rub the back. Another position you can burp your baby in is you can rest them on your lapsitting up … lean them forward – hold their head in your hand securely and then again gently pat their backs- you could rub
their backs in a circular motion. That’s usually a very common way of burping your baby. Another way you could do it is you can place the baby down on your lap put the diaper cloth down first and just
gently lay them down on your lap. Just like this … And again, rub or pat their back gently. If you’re trying to burp baby and they’re only halfway through their
feeding and they’re not letting out a burp … try to burp for approximately five
minutes if you’re not getting a burp out, that’s okay … not every baby is going to burp midway
through their feeding. Just continue along with the feeding and then try again to get a burp out at
the end a feeding. Don’t worry if your baby doesn’t let out a burp – they will let it out some
way … might be the other end Ha ha ha ha Sometimes you’ll notice when you’re
burping your baby, a little bit of spit up may come out. That’s okay. A lot of times air is underneath that formula or breast
milk and when the air comes out a little bit of formula or the breast
milk may come out as well. Don’t worry about that. There are times that you could be a
little bit concerned and that is if your baby is excessively spitting up large amounts or … if they’re extremely irritable while they’re spitting up. In this instance I would say to contact your pediatrician.

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