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Getting ready for the baby to arrive is part of the fun. Getting all the right baby care products, bottles, diapers, and clothes is the number one concern. But, what we don’t expect the baby to be unable to feed on the breast, or we plan on preserving the milk for later use.

Not every woman can feed their baby on demand. They are not available 24/7. This is why they use a breast pump. We will talk about feeding a baby, using feeding bottles, breast pumps, and breastfeeding. Do you want to prepare before the baby comes? Are you thinking about how to feed the baby? Want to know what is best for your baby? Read to find out.

The Importance of Breastfeeding

Nothing can replace a mother’s milk. This milk is a great source of antibodies. Also they protect the baby from bacteria and viruses. When a baby is born, it doesn’t have a fully developed immune system yet. That is why it is more vulnerable to illnesses and infections than adults.

If you decide to breastfeed, know that it is the best way to feed the baby. It provides a huge amount of nutrients, protein, vitamins, and fat for infants. This is everything a baby needs to grow and develop.

Statistics show that breastfeeding can save around 820,000 lives a year. Also this prevents 13% of deaths in young children. Moreover, breastfeeding reduces the chance of ear infections, diarrhea, and respiratory problems. This is evident in babies that are breastfed for six months.

Baby Care Products

Breast Pump:

There are many reasons why women use a breast pump. You can use it if you want to:

  1. Store milk
  2. Feed the baby that can’t feed on the breast
  3. Donate milk
  4. Avoid breastfeeding
  5. Increase your milk supply
  6. Drain the breasts

To have a good supply of milk all the time, you can use a pump. You will store more milk while you are at work, doing errands, or going to your friends. Another reason why women pump is that their baby can’t feed directly from the breast. Also this can happen to many women, which is why a pump is a good solution.

You can also use a pump if you have a lot of pressure in the breasts. It can happen to any woman. This helps to reduce that pressure and drain the breasts. Also it can be a useful way of dealing with an uncomfortable problem.

Feeding Bottles:

While breastfeeding is the best way to feed a child, you can also use bottle-feeding. If you want to take turns with your partner to feed the baby, use a bottle. Also women get very few hours of sleep. So, relying on your partner is a good idea.

Final Thoughts

There are many baby care products available to feed a baby. Some ways are more beneficial than others. Also the way you decide to do is completely up to you. What’s important is to help your baby grow and develop.

 

Dr. Aleksandar Grbovic
Reviewed by Dr. Aleksandar Grbovic