What is milk allergy in babies
When bottle feeding, hold the teat full of milk, otherwise your baby will take in air.
If the teat goes flat while you’re feeding, gently poke your little finger into the corner of your baby’s mouth to release the suction.
If the teat gets blocked, replace it with another sterile teat.
Winding your baby
Your baby may take short breaks during a feed and may need to burp sometimes.
When your baby has had enough milk, hold them upright and gently rub or pat their back to bring up any wind.
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.
Buying bottle feeding equipment
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.
How to bottle feed your baby
Bottle feeding is a chance to feel shut to your baby and get to know them.
Make certain you’re sitting comfortably. Enjoy holding your baby and looking into their eyes as you feed them.
Hold your baby fairly upright for bottle feeds.
Support their head so they can breathe and swallow comfortably.
Brush the teat against your baby’s lips and, when your they open their mouth wide, let them draw in the teat.
Always give your baby plenty of time to feed.
Throw away unused milk
Throw away any unused formula or breast milk after you own finished bottle feeding your baby.