Feeding will go more smoothly if you bottle-feed your baby as soon as he shows signs of hunger. Make yourself comfortable. If need be, slide a pillow under the arm holding your baby. Tilt the bottle slightly to keep the neck full of milk and to make sure your baby doesn’t swallow any air. Change positions between feedings, moving your baby from one side to the other. This will help your baby’s eyesight develop. It’s sometimes a good idea to take a break or two while feeding, especially in the first few months.
Feeding your baby is something you learn how to do gradually. Give yourself time and learn to trust yourself!
Feeding time is a great opportunity to bond with your little one. Don’t hesitate to make skin-to-skin contact with your baby. This makes him feel safe and warm. Taking time to relax while feeding your baby in your arms is good for both of you. It’s not advisable to let your baby hold the bottle by himself in his bed or baby chair because he may choke while drinking.