One of the most important choices to make as new mother is how to feed our new born baby and it’s the most common concerns among new parents.
Should I breastfeed or bottle fed?
For me personally, it goes beyond any doubt it has to be breastfeeding and experts recommend that babies should exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months.
Breast milk is the perfect food for a baby’s digestive system.
It has all the nutrients that a newborn needs and all of its components – lactose, protein and fat – are easily digested.
Breast milk has antibodies that help protect babies from many infectious illnesses, including diarrhoea and respiratory infections.
Breast-feeding your baby for the first six months is the best option for both the mother’s health and the baby’s health. However, making the decision how to feed a new born baby is a personal choice.
Most new-borns need eight to 12 feedings a day – about one feeding every two to three hours. A new born feeding schedule can be unpredictable especially those few initial weeks. However, here are few things to keep in mind about how to feed your new born baby: