How To Position For Feeding Video Transcript

How To Position For Feeding Video Transcript

Video transcript for how to position for feeding

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Hold your baby in the bend of your arm. It may be more comfortable to switch arms mid-feed. Keep your baby nearly upright and the bottle at an angle so that the formula fills the fills the teat and bottle neck. This helps to prevent ear infections caused by the formula flowing into the middle ear.

Your baby needs time for sucking the bottle, looking at and listening to you, and enjoying skin to skin contact. Holding your baby close while you are feeding them is an opportunity to give love and cuddles.

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Plunket clinical advisor

She's obviously, right, she's not that keen is she?

Mum

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Plunket clinical advisor

She might be interested in something different. 

Mum

Yeah.

Voice

Remember, never leave your baby lying with a bottle to suck on.
If your baby falls asleep with milk in their mouth,

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the milk can damage their teeth.

This page last reviewed 24 July 2013.
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