Two Feeding Tips

Two Feeding Tips

Feeding your baby, whether breast, bottle or solids can be fraught with anxiety. Concerns over your baby’s weight gain, what and how to feed, whether your milk supply is adequate is part of the early days. Next comes the debate on when to introduce solids. Eventually fussy toddler eating habits may rear their ugly head. Feeding a baby calls for calm, informed parenting decisions.

TIP 1: Be flexible with your ideas on feeding

Feeding rarely turns out exactly as you plan. Breast milk is best for babies but can take time and patience to get established. If you are battling, ask for help in getting the latch right. If you need to use formula, don’t get caught up in the guilt.

TIP 2: Allow your little one to lead you and have some control once solids are introduced

Many babies do better eating whole steamed food rather than mush. You control what your baby eats and where she eats but give her control over the amount. This is part of baby-led weaning.

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Meg faure

Meg Faure

Hi, I’m Meg Faure. I am an Occupational Therapist and the founder of Parent Sense. My ‘why’ is to support parents like you and help you to make the most of your parenting journey. Over the last 25 years, I’ve worked with thousands of babies, and I’ve come to understand that what works for fussy babies works just as well for all babies, worldwide.