The transition from breastfeeding to the baby is made when the baby is weaned. It is a delicate moment in the child's development and quite challenging for you as a parent. At the time of cessation of breastfeeding, the baby goes into a new feeding phase and must be familiar with the bottle, through which he will receive the daily milk requirement.
Before you make the decision to give birth to your baby, keep in mind that breastfeeding for the longest time only benefits your baby and once stopped, you have no way to restart it.
Here are some secrets on how to make it easy to switch from breastfeeding to baby feeding!
Breastfeeding or giving up
Weaning is an important stage in the feeding of the child. The baby should be accustomed to being breastfed also by the pleasant and relaxed moments he spent in your breast and familiarized with new feeding modalities, the first one being the bottle. Some babies give up the comfort of their mother's breast more easily and become "friendly" with the bottle, while others find it difficult to adapt with the new feeding accessory.
There are, however, some secrets that help you more easily introduce the baby bottle into the baby's diet.
Choose the right time for weaning!
If the baby signs that he wants to be breastfed (always look for breast), and you have enough milk to meet the nutritional needs of each meal, do not stop breastfeeding. In many cases, the baby alone signals that he is ready to give up the breast in favor of the bottle.
He is ready to be weaned when he bows or turns his head every time you try to place him on her breast. Also, if you play, bite your nipple and start "snoring" while breastfeeding, you can consider the idea of passing the bottle. The reasons are varied: either he does not like milk or he does not saturate, because you do not have enough milk or sucking is difficult, which irritates him.
Choose the right nipple!
The most important thing to consider when making the switch from breast to bottle is how to choose teat. If you want the baby to accept the bottle more easily, it is advisable to opt for a nipple made of a soft material (silicone) and with a shape that faithfully mimics your nipple. In this way, the child will feel less change and will become "friends" more easily with the bottle.
Test several types of nipples - with narrower, wider holes, of various materials - until you identify the one that the baby accepts most easily and that facilitates sucking.
The new Philips Avent Natural baby bottles ensure a smooth transition from breastfeeding to the baby, thanks to the nipple with a nipple-like shape. The comfort petals of the nipple ensure a flexible and delicate feeding process, prevent the deformity of the nipple and make the baby to accept the nipple much easier, be more relaxed and satisfied.
In addition, the nipple is provided with an innovative anti-colic system due to the valve which ensures air penetration into the bottle and not into the baby's tummy. The nipples are interchangeable, by age groups, within the Philips AVENT Natural range.
Depending on your needs and your baby's needs, choose a glass bottle or a plastic bottle.
The Philips Avent Natural range offers you both polypropylene bottles, without BPA (125 ml, 260 ml) and glass (120 ml, 240 ml).
The glass vials are resistant to boiling and heat shock. Therefore they can be stored in the refrigerator, then heated and sterilized without any concern. Philips Avent Natural vials are made from pure borosilica glass (which has not been used before), from France. They are printed with organic ink made only from natural materials, to ensure the highest quality and purity.
- Philips Avent Natural SCF690 / 17 bottle (polypropylene, 0% BPA), 125 ml: 37 lei
- Philips Avent Natural SCF693 / 17 bottle (polypropylene, 0% BPA), 260 ml: 42 lei
- Philips Avent Natural SCF671 / 17 bottle (bottle), 120 ml: 50 lei
- Philips Avent Natural SCF673 / 17 bottle (bottle), 240 ml: 60 lei
Philips AVENT products from the Natural range are manufactured in England.
It starts with mixed breastfeeding!
Do not suddenly give up breastfeeding in favor of the bottle. Try feeding the baby into his or her diet before completely stopping breast feeding. Alternate a period of breastfeeding with the bottle, to familiarize it more easily with the texture and shape of the bottle. For the baby to accept the bottle more easily, grease the nipple with a little breast milk (if you still have breastfeeding), so that the smell is familiar and entice him to suck from the bottle.
Follow the routine before breastfeeding!
In order for the baby to feel as little as possible from breastfeeding to baby feeding, it is important to respect the routine you had at each breastfeeding session: your position, baby's position, background music, communication with him during feeding, etc.
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