A lot of parents worry about the health of their babies. One of the biggest concerns mothers have is during the transition from breast milk to bottled milk. They worry about whether the child is ready for the transition and most importantly whether the child’s body will adapt to the change. There is a lot of pressure put on young mothers about breastfeeding. However, if you are a working mother then sometimes it will be difficult to attend to your child’s needs every second of the day. However, there are ways in which you can make sure your child stays healthy without necessarily breastfeeding for a long period of time. Here are some tips.
A lot of mothers are looked down upon by society when they decide to bottle feed their children before the accepted age. However, mothers do this due to unavoidable circumstances and most often due to economic reasons. In such an instance giving the child baby formula is extremely healthy as it contains all the nutrients necessary for a baby.
There are multiple benefits that the child will get from baby formula. It is seen as an alternative to breast milk by most medical practitioners and is encouraged especially in the case of working mothers.
Factors to consider
However when making the decision to feed the baby the alternative to breast milk it is important to consider all the factors that might be affected by such a decision. All babies have various needs and most often each baby has their own individual needs as all babies are different. Therefore, it is best to consult your baby’s doctor before making the decision to switch. Your baby might be one who requires more breast milk than a usual baby, so in such an instance it is necessary to provide the baby with breast milk for a longer period of time. Further, the baby may be allergic to certain ingredients in the alternative. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you are aware of what exactly has been used in the process of making it.
When giving your baby any alternative to breast milk, it is important that you make sure that the bottle you are feeding the baby with is very clean. It is suggested and advised that you boil the bottle and all its components prior to a feed as there may be germs and bacteria that are lying around. Further, make sure that someone trustworthy prepares the babies bottled milk and that they wash their hands prior to the task.