ADVICE FOR THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF LIFE

We are pleased that Mommy Noire posted our advice for mother's establishing their infants feeding pattern. These recommendations will help to guide parents whether they are breast or bottle feeding.

You may already know the first three. For more of Dr. Stan's Top Tips, you can link to http://mommynoire.com/38426/advice-for-the-first-3-months-of-babys-life/

And remember, What to Feed Your Baby is a ready resource if your baby isn't tolerating breastmilk or the formula you started. The book will help you sort through all those formulas confusing you on the grocery aisles and it will answer your questions about when and how to begin infant foods. And as the subtitle, Cost-Conscious Nutrition for Your Infant, indicates, What to Feed Your Baby will help you providing excellent nutritional and economic value.

1.    Breastfeed if you can. Breast milk has wonderful immune factors to lessen infections and doctor’s visits. Breast milk even helps to lessen asthma, diabetes, obesity, reflux and a host of other conditions. You’ll also lose your baby weight faster, by the way (and you will decrease your own risk for breast, ovarian and uterine cancers).

2.    In those first days after birth, put the baby to the breast often to help your milk come in. The baby isn’t going to take much at a time (his stomach is only the size of a small marble). Let the skin-to-skin contact help stimulate your flow and let all that bonding nurture both you and the baby.

3.    Don’t give up easily or assume breastfeeding is totally natural.