Feeding Infants

By: jashay & Isis

5 food to avoid (but not completely) when breastfeeding

Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 9pm


1.Virtually all fish contain some mercury, a common pollutant that’s a known neurotoxin. For example, sharks, swordfish, tilefish and king mackerel.

2.Alcohol. It’s even okay to nurse your baby after you’ve had one glass of wine or beer but just only one, wait until the alcohol has cleared your body before breastfeeding.

3.Caffeine.Caffeine is okay if you limit your intake to no more than two or three cups of a caffeinated beverage a day. Caffeine passes into your bloodstream, which means it can get into your breast milk, so having more than those couple cups of coffee could make baby jittery and more prone to wakefulness.

4.Peppermint. High doses of peppermint have been known to inhibit milk production. It is sometimes used by moms who are ready to stop breastfeeding and want to dry up their milk supply.effects. But if you notice your supply dropping off after you’ve ingested a bunch of peppermint.

5.Sage.can decrease milk supply, but usually only when ingested in large doses

Breastfeed Tips

Make Sure You're Comfy- take a minute to settle into a comfortable, relaxed position before starting to breastfeed.

Learn The Correct Latch-A good latch is essential for your milk to flow properly and to keep your little piranha from making fish food of your nipples.

Let Your Baby Graze -Frequent and effective nursing is key to boosting your milk supply and ensuring that your newborn gets enough to eat.

Hold Off On Bottles-it's easier to extract milk from an artificial nipple, giving a bottle too early could cause your baby to reject the breast in favor of the bottle's faster flow.

Know What's Normal-Having the right information will keep you from worrying unnecessarily—and if you do have a problem, you can nip it in the bud.

Don't Go It Alone- get plenty of support and guidance tend to breastfeed longer .

Formula Feeding

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How to Formula Feed

  • Wash hands before handling bottles or feeding baby.
  • Wash bottles and nipples/teats with hot water and soap, and rinse well. steralization of all feeding equipment, particularly bottle nipples/teats.
  • Wash, rinse, and dry the top of the formula can before you open it. Make sure that all equipment used has been thoroughly cleaned:
  • A clean source of water available
  • Powdered infant formula is not sterile, it should be mixed with water that is at least 70°C/158°F to kill any harmful bacteria
  • Do not mix with cooled water
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What age To Feed Infants

4-6 months: give rice cereal with iron

6-7 months: add fruits and vegetables

8-9 months: add protein foods and finger foods

10-12 months: add soft table foods, allow to self feed

12-18 months: stop bottle feeding, practice eating from a spoon

18 months-2 years: encourage, self feeding with utensils

2-3 years: intake varies, exerts control