Baby Feeding Schedule (Baby Feeding Guidelines)
Baby Feeding schedules – it is very important to maintain a regular feeding schedule with a child. The reason for this is calories; a child or toddler needs to consume the proper amount of calories, in order to achieve proper growth. Fail to do this, and a young child’s growth could be stunted and their mental development (as well as physical) will likely be affected. Most babies will have access to incredible amounts or nutrition, from mother’s breastmilk to baby formula to baby foods, later on. So that your infant feeding schedule will be less stressful, here are some tips for you (you may find that it is not as difficult as you thought to organize the feeding schedule):
1) Maintain a schedule for yourself: Ensure that each morning all bottles are clean, nipples sterile, and that the feeding bottles are filled and placed into your refrigerator for easy access throughout the day. (this will make your baby feeding schedule a breeze)
2) Designate a place in your household as the “infant feeding” spot. It is often best for you, and your child, to have a specific location for the feedings to take place. At a later date, when you wish to stop breast feeding (or bottle feeding), you can conclude your feedings in this particular space. Then the transition will be an easier one.
3) Know your child’s individual needs when it comes to calories. This is imperative. In order to develop well, your baby must have the proper amount of calories and nutrition. This is crucial, so find out what this is.
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4) One routine mistake first time mothers make when it comes to the baby feeding schedule is that they overdo it; that is, too much nutrition is provided the newborn. You see, many first time parents will allow the infant (or toddler) to sip on the first bottle of the day for hours. This does not make for a quality feeding schedule.
(thus, remove the bottle after 30 minutes)
5) If your baby wants more, it may be time for solid foods. In this case, check with your pediatrician. Another helpful guide is the book,
“Child of Mine” rated 4 1/2 Stars by 70 reviewers at Amazon.com
Toddler Nutrition (from Kidshealth.org)