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PostHeaderIcon Bottle feeding

Which milk should I use?

In the event that can not be breast feeding, there are many varieties of infant formula to artificially your disposal. The pediatrician in charge of your baby will be responsible to advise what is the best for your child.

What is the equipment?

Here are the basic equipment needed:
• Bottles

The ideal glass bottles with a capacity of 350 cc (12 oz.) Wide mouth for easy cleaning and can be sterilized easily with any method. You can also use plastic bottles, but you should avoid other than toxic .
• Teats

There are various forms of teats, some come with valve for the air intake, which prevents the formation of vacuum in the bottle while the baby sucks.
• Cleaning brushes

Need special brushes for washing the milk to avoid adhering to the walls or the nipple.
• Electric heaters and thermo-bottles

Electrical equipment is also available to warm the bottles at the proper temperature, which will prevent loss of time, as well as thermo-bottles, that maintain the temperature for several hours, ideal for walks and short trips. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Jaundice in Healthy Newborns

Jaundice, a common condition in newborns, refers to the yellowing of the and sclera (white of the eye) caused by excess bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is the product of the normal breakdown of red blood cells.

Normally bilirubin is processed in the liver and excreted as bile through the intestines. Jaundice occurs when bilirubin accumulates in the blood because the liver of the newborn is unable to decompose and remove it quickly enough. This may be due to different reasons, including: Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Breastfeeding, higher IQ children

The ‘Breastfeeding is considered the best technique to feed the baby. It is obvious that every mother must do what one feels and what it can, but being able to choose the breast milk, experts say, it is the most complete food. But there’s more. The breast-feeding appears to be involved in the child’s IQ. According to a study by the Oxford University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Essex (UK): breast-feeding makes children more intelligent at least up to secondary school. In other words: the effect and is durable.

Researchers have observed that children who breastfeed have a higher IQ on average 3 to 5 points compared to those who had been bottle-fed. Among other things, the score gives parameters very clear. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Nutrition in the 1st Age

Balanced, regular and varied: nutrition during lactation

Nursing mothers have an increased calorie needs. This is especially true in the first months. Nutrient-rich foods are the first choice. Also, an additional vitamin and mineral supply, you should pay particular attention.

Now it may be more like calories

While breast-feeding additional energy and nutrients needed to feed a baby with breast milk. So you do in the first four months of the birth of your child per day or about 630 calories in addition to the basic needs of about 2,000 calories. So if you feel hungrier through breastfeeding, can and should give you the feeling of hunger now quiet. The additional requirement of 630 calories per day also corresponds, for example, or for meat / meat and fish per week: Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Stomach Problems

“My baby passes a tremendous amount of gas.”

All babies have gas. However, excess gas may be because of something you have eaten you if you are breast-feeding. If you are using infant formula, consult a pediatrician about which is specially designed for babies with discomfort or gas. In some cases, excess gas is caused by sensitivity to the lactose in the formula. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Bottle Feeding

For the child is breast-feeding is the best form of nutrition, since the composition of breast milk the child’s needs is matched to optimal. But would it still can happen that a mother cannot or do not breastfeed or not breastfeed.

Then must be fed with formula, known as infant formulas, so that the infant is fed.

Industrially produced here should be finished milk used because they best alternative to breast milk is. Bottle-feeding should not be made. Used to own preparation of bottle feeding cow’s milk, soy milk, almond milk or fresh corn milk, intolerance and malnutrition can occur. The babies’ most important food hygiene is hardly guaranteed. Read the rest of this entry »