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Hold baby close, skin to skin contact is very important however your choose to feed your baby.
Stimulate your baby to open their mouth wide, like a yawn.
Encourage your baby to draw the teat into their mouth.
Allow them to pace the feed and have a little pause.
Recognise your baby's feeding cues and respond to them not the clock.
Limit the number of people who feed your baby.
Remember your nurturing your hormones are highest when you and your baby are close.
Responsive bottle feeding
We are happy to support you if you decide to bottle feed your baby. You may find this information helpful to allow you to feed safely have a close and loving feeding experience.
Your health visitor about the latest information on sterilising, types of milk to use and how to make up feeds as safely as possible.
It is best for just you and your partner to feed baby in the early weeks. This will help baby to feel safe and secure, get used to your way of feeding, and enable you to form a close loving bond with your baby.
Tips for bottle feeding
Additional information for babies receiving their milk in a bottle:
For more information please see links in Useful information section and do ask your Health Visitor for more information.