You will need
- - infant formula;
- - bottle for baby food.
If possible, prepare weaning in advance. Most often this situation occurs when the mother should return to work after a certain period of time. Well, if I can stretch the process of weaning at 3 to 4 weeks. A smooth transition will help avoid unnecessary stress. Gradually reduce breastfeeding. First remove when you have less than whole milk. Keep this schedule of 4 – 5 days, then replace another feeding. Do it so that breast and artificial alternated. After 4 to 5 days repeat the replacement feeding according to the same scheme. If you want a full transition to artificial feeding, continue to do so until we rule out breast milk from the diet. If this is not necessary, you can go for a partial artificial feeding, maintaining your schedule of breast feeding when possible.
If the possibility of gradual transition there, pay special attention to ensuring that the child does not feel abandoned. More take him in my arms, talk, Pat. Attract daddy. It is better that the first bottle he gave or any of the relatives. Perhaps in this case, the baby is easier to agree a replacement as my mother had been associated with breast-feeding.
One of the most important aspects: the quality of the mixture. It is important that it does not cause allergies in the child and meet all his nutritional needs. Make sure you consult your pediatrician. The doctor, watching the baby since birth and knows his body will be able to give you the best advice on the selection of the new supply.
Watch your weight of the child and amount of urination. This will help to understand whether the established schedule of artificial feeding. Normally the day should be about 12 urination. If they more or less need to change the dosage of food. This should be done only after consultation with the pediatrician.
The transition from breast to artificial feeding can be difficult not only for babybut for mom. In some cases, the breast may arise seal and soreness. When the first symptoms massage your Breasts and Express some milk to relieve the pain. But not Express everything, or again will stimulate its production.
Try not to transfer the kid to artificial feeding in hot weather, because of possible complications due to increased risk of infections.
Advice 2 : How to get child to take the breast
Your long-awaited baby is born! Behind the anxiety and worries which have been associated with the anticipation of the first meeting. Now the main task for the crumbs to become a "baby" i.e. a baby-nourished mother's milk. How to establish breastfeeding if the baby refuses to suck, and sometimes even crying when you try to give him the breast?
To avoid such problems when feeding, correctly attach the baby to the breast. To do this, tightly squeeze his tummy to itself so that the nipple was at the level of the spout. Keep the chest hand: the thumb should be on top, and all the others to be on the bottom (the index should be from the nipple not closer than 5 inches) parallel to the bottom of the sponge baby. Wait until the kid widely opens a mouth, and aim the nipple at the sky (up). You need to at the same time and he and the areola was deep in his mouth of the crumbs from the bottom more than the top. The upper and lower lips sucking must be turned outwards.
The reason for the "bending" of the infant at the breast may be a form of the nipple. Pay attention to your nipples: retracted or flat shape complicates the latched baby, this sluciae little hard to hold the breast in her mouth. Show persistence and patience. In the early days, offering a breast, well support the baby's head. Stretching the nipples before feeding do special exercises. Being in the nursing home, ask for help from an experienced midwife or lactation consultant. Don't worry it's a temporary problem: as a rule, not a month goes by and the baby is pulling the nipple as for it is more convenient.
If the baby is under the age of one month, arched his chest, it's possible that he can't cope with a strong flow of milk. To help him, sadites a little and let the chest again.
A baby older than one month may behave similarly due to the fact that the milk flow has become weaker, consequently it was harder to suck. Newborns in this situation can fall asleep at the breast, but as they get older, they begin to Express dissatisfaction with the scandals or bending, especially if they have experience of sucking a bottle or pacifier. Therefore, do not accustom the baby to them, otherwise he will quickly understand that there are more convenient for sucking objects, and refuses the breast.