All you need to feed your child
Breastfeeding may be the best for food, but many mothers do not like him or not easy. It could mean only need a little help. Finding a nursing or support group or a lactation consultant in your area and then look these accessories for breastfeeding, which can help overcome the challenges of feeding your baby.
They say that breastfeeding should not hurt, but many moms suffer, at least initially. Make sure your baby has a proper suction and check that sucks the areola and not just the nipple and both upper and lower lips are turned out. A silicone nipple shield can also give you some relief and create a strong close, providing a barrier between you and your baby's mouth.
Breasts there are different shapes and sizes, which can be difficult for the baby's mouth to grab. The aforementioned nipple shields can help here, but also breast shells. Use them when you're not in the infirmary, even before having the baby. A word of warning though; you'll look, very provocative use in public, so you might want to limit them to use at home.
Breastfeeding Pillow: specially designed to support your baby while you are being fed with a bottle, this will help prevent filter your shoulders or neck during feedings. They are more convenient and better to keep your baby comfortable position.
Breastfeeding accessories: lanolin ointment (available in many pharmacies) can help relieve sore nipples. And cold gel packs /, which fit inside your bra can relieve swollen or sore breasts. It is normal for your breasts leaking milk while you're warm and so keep your clothes clean and dry.
Burp cloths: clean traps regurgitation and other fluids baby.
Bottles or bottle Newborns usually start with the size of 4 ounces, but will need some 8-ounce bottles, as your child begins to drink large quantities.
When it comes to what kind of baby bottle use, some parents insist they do not contain phthalates and bis phenol A (BPA). Continued discussion of any chemical damage and what may cause to humans. Search marked bottles BPA free and phthalate or use glass bottles.
Formula: If you can not or do not plan to breastfeed, there are numerous options to choose infant formula. Check out our first formula and talk to your healthcare provider.
Bottle brushes: these are very useful to wash the small parts and cracks in the bottles, teapots, etc.
Extractor or pumps: You might want to take off your breast milk to feed your baby. The pumps can be as simple as a basic pump or as efficient as an electric model that allows the pump to be removed from both breasts simultaneously milk hand.
Bags breast milk: milk can be pumped directly into a bottle, but many women use specially made plastic bags, do not take up much space in the freezer and can easily be thawed. The number of bags you need depends on how you will be using the pump. Start with a box and use it from there.
When your baby is ready for solids, somewhere between 4 and 6 months of age, you will need some key supplies.
Trona: No need to buy a separate chair. A seat for the hooks on a counter or table or a portable chair that is coupled to a regular chair, can also work well. But high chair with a tray size can facilitate cleaning and balancing wheels make moving the chair from room to room (say, the dining room to the kitchen) without problems. Looking for a model that is easy to clean.
Bowls: Some babies bowls with suction cups on the bottom that attach to the tray and resist being thrown to the ground.
Baby Spoons: a spoon tipped rubber or plastic is easier for your baby's gums and small enough to fit easily in the mouth.
The cups (3-5): These mugs come with a lid and an easy way out drinking. And (the real plus) do not leak when flushed. The cups with handles probably be easier for your child to handle at first. Avoid cups with straws attached - they are difficult to clean and can easily spread. If you're concerned about BPA, phthalates and other chemicals in plastics abound alternatives, including reusable small enough for a baby's hand.
Bibs (3-5): lots of styles are available. Waterproof and quick drying are quite useful and bibs with a pocket on the bottom to catch food that falls.