What formula is best for babies with milk allergies
You’ll need a number of bottles and teats, as well as sterilising equipment.
There’s no evidence that one type of teat or bottle is better than any other.
Simple bottles that are easy to wash and sterilise are probably best.
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If you’re planning to bottle feed with expressed breast milk or baby formula, these tips will assist hold your baby safe and healthy.
Milk as beverage, not meal
As your baby starts drinking more whole milk, hold in mind that it’s natural that the entire volume of milk consumption will go below.
That’s because it’s expected that the majority of the calories your kid is consuming will be coming from solid foods.
Milk is now mainly just a drink and source of calcium and vitamin D. About 8 to 10 ounces is a reasonable minimum of whole milk consumption (especially if other dairy products are being consumed), and the most a toddler should drink is no more than 24 ounces of whole milk per day.
“More than that can lead to anemia as it is low in iron itself, and large amounts of milk can prevent absorption of the iron in the foods your baby is eating,” explains Dr.
Ease into it
If your baby isn’t a large fan of how cow’s milk tastes, you can stir equal parts whole milk and either breast milk or prepared formula (don’t stir powdered formula with whole milk instead of water). Then, gradually decrease the ratio of breast milk/formula to whole milk.
Two “whole” years
Your baby should remain on whole milk until they turn 2 (unless instructed by your pediatrician), at which point you can talk with your pediatrician about a lower fat option.
Move from bottle to sippy cup
Transitioning to whole milk is also a excellent time to attempt transitioning off of bottles altogether.
“The goal is to transition off of bottles and onto sippy or straw cups completely as soon after your baby’s first birthday as possible,” says Dr. Gwiszcz. This can assist reduce the risk of milk-bottle cavities.
Making up bottles
Make certain your bottles and teats are sterilised and wash your hands thoroughly.
If you’re using baby formula, follow the instructions on the packaging carefully when you make up the feed.
See how to make up baby formula.