Now, as you have decided to feed the baby with artificial foods and milk, you can either do it with a spoon or with a feeding bottle. A spoon is not the right one to be used with your baby. The digestion system of babies is very weak and hence spoons won’t augur well for the baby’s health. The baby intakes the food very slowly and a great amount of saliva is secreted upon the suckling of the mother’s breast which mixes with the milk and the baby swallows it along with the milk.
You must live this nature to the maximum extent possible. And hence, using a feeding bottle is the perfect simulation of breastfeeding and adds to living in harmony with nature without offending it. The saliva secreted acts as one of the mixtures that bring about proper digestion in the baby’s stomach. Along with all these, clean your bottles and teats, as cleanliness is very important for a baby. The quantity of food also needs a tight regulation going by the age of the baby and the digestion power of the baby.
A conscientious mother with some experience can decide how much food is good for the baby. The quantity of food for the baby must be increased as it grows older. Overfeeding is one of the primary errors of nursing your baby. It is a serious problem but you can follow a set plan to let this work properly. When the baby shows any hunger, at that point of time, you can feed your baby in small quantities.
By doing this, you can prevent indigestion and bowel related problem and the irritable condition of the nervous system which is so common in babies and is secure to the nutrition and growth of the baby. By laws of nature, a baby’s stomach is not a place for laxatives, carminatives, antacids and stimulants as this mean faulty management of the baby’s stomach, even if we assume it to be all that perfect.
The interval between each feeding must also be kept as a regular routine as the digestion will take its time to be processed of the food previously fed. You may take every three to four hours as an apt interval for the baby to be fed. If you feed the baby every hour or two, there will not be too much time for digestion of the food previously taken. Interruption in the time interval will lead to the passing on of the food to the bowels undigested which will lead to fermentation of the excreta and it will go on to become sour. Ultimately, as a consequence, the baby is led to feel the colic in its bowels and the nourishment of your baby will be severely affected.