You are an expert at breastfeeding your baby, you feed him with the nutrients your body provides and he is fine and well. You return to your job and begin to store your milk so that the sitter can feed him with a bottle. But then, you begin to observe that your baby is getting repeatedly ill and you’re at a loss as to what’s going wrong. You have to take a deeper look and understand the reason your baby is ill.
You need to closely examine your new method of getting your child fed. You need to examine how your milk is stored, the service life of your bottle. It may be as a result of the fact that you have made use of disposable bottles for longer than you ought to. It is important to take into account, the anti-gas properties of a feeding bottle when purchasing one. When your child is sucking milk from a bottle, he may take in bubbles and start to feel discomfort from gas later. This can be avoided. You need to study your child and learn which bottle he is most comfortable with. You equally need to learn the best way for him to use a bottle.
Conventionally, while breastfeeding, you simply need to bend backwards a little for your child to be able to suck the milk better. The point is, the slighter you bend, the more gas can be prevented.
Breast milk should only be kept in plastic cases because it may sour quickly in glass. Hygiene is also very crucial, bottles must be washed and stored appropriately after every use. If you intend the freeze the milk, always jot down the date it was pumped.
Do not fill containers to the brim as fluids have a habit of expanding when frozen. Close properly and keep the fresher ones behind the older ones, so you’ll make use of the old ones earlier. Let the milk cool before you refrigerate it and it should never be older three months before it’s given to your child. It’s better to let the milk thaw than to heat it up, as this will allow the nutrients remain intact.