Baby Feeding Basics
From Jennifer White, former About.com Guide
When it comes to feeding your baby, there really is a lot to know. From formula feeding, breastfeeding, solid foods (and any combination of the three), everything that you need to know can be confusing if you let it. The secret is not letting the how to's overwhelm you by keeping yourself informed of baby feeding best practices. Here's where we can help supply you with that information.
As natural is breastfeeding is, it doesn't always "come naturally" for mom and baby. The keys to achieving a lasting, desirable nursing relationship are education and a supportive environment. With those factors in place, breastfeeding can certainly be a natural and comfortable experience for both mother and baby.
- Latching and Positioning Resources
- Pain Management for Sore Nipples
- Poop Scoop! Stools of the Breastfed Baby
Formula Feeding FAQ
There is also a great deal to know about formula feeding. Not only is there no shortage of selection of kinds of formula, kinds of nipples, kinds of bottles, sometimes parents feel there is no shortage of formula feeding questions as well. These resources provide answers to many of your formula feeding questions.
- Choosing an Infant Formula
- Cow's Milk or Soy Based Formula - Is One Better?
- How Much Formula Babies Need
- Poop Scoop! Stools of the Formula Fed Baby
- Safety and Handling Instructions
- Selecting the Right Bottle
Solid Foods FAQ
Just about the time you think you have formula or breastfeeding all figured out, it will be time to open a whole new chapter in your baby's life. Solid foods offer new opportunites and experiences, but also may bring many more questions. Here's the skinny on intoducing solid foods to your baby.