How to feed your new born baby

How to feed your new born baby

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:

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