child rearing: feeding the baby
Babies breeding bottles should mix 2 ounces of milk per pound body weight each day. In fact, he may need a little more. Your baby's appetite is an indicator of the amount of milk he needs. A nursing baby just takes a bigger bait than it needs and the supply itself is adjusted. His weight indicates how well he is prospering. The average profit for the first 3 months is 6 to 8 ounces per week. You should get 3 to 6 months a week, 6 to 12 ounces a week, 6 to 12 ounces a week, 3 to 4 ounces. If he is steadily gaining weight, being happy at the end of the feed, sleeping well, and doing normal gestures, you do not have to worry. If he is immature, he can not gain weight, he cries between feed and may have small constipation motors frequently. The movement of normal baby babies looks like fresh mustard. Initially, it may occur after every feeding, but less frequently only once or twice a week within a month. This is because breast milk is very easily absorbed and there is little waste. A bottle fed baby has a shallower, more formed movement that occurs more routinely or twice a day.
Some babies work well on a tough schedule, but it is reasonable to aim for a baby not a machine but a timetable every four hours. You can change the schedule to suit your needs and your baby's needs. In other words, if he gets up early and is hungry, please let him eat. In fact, if he is lactating this is the best way to increase the supply of milk. On the other hand, if he sleeps past his feeding time, you do not have to wake him. Of course he should not feed each time he cries. You will soon be aware of hunger's cries. Once it settles, it will probably occur every 3 to 4 hours. It seems to me that there is no point in keeping him screaming with hunger. Just by swallowing air, you will not be able to take food properly. The same applies to night feeds. Babies do not distinguish between night and night. He only knows that he is hungry. When he can take enough time to satisfy him, he sleeps through the night. Meanwhile, you will not ruin him by giving him his feed. It gives him safety to know that he is fed on an empty stomach.
Round about 4 months, the baby is ready for his first taste of food other than milk. These are introduced gradually from one feed of the day very slowly and it takes several days for the baby to get used to a new taste and give another taste.
Weaning can be done whenever you want. In 5 to 6 months, the baby can learn to drink rather than to suck and can wean on the cup straight. You can use boiled fresh milk, full cream dried milk, or evaporated milk. If you substitute 1 lactation per week, supply of milk will be automatically reduced. If the breasts are overflowing at any time, you can express it a little or give it the next bait quickly.
In 6 months, the baby is ready for experiments on meal diversity and chewing. In 7 to 8 months, he can eat 3 meals a day, on his first birthday he will become one of his family at mealtime and try to eat himself.