The importance of the feeding bottle as a carrier for drinking milk is self-evident, so it is necessary to choose a suitable feeding bottle. When choosing a feeding bottle, the material must not contain bisphenol A. You can choose a feeding bottle made of glass, PPSU or silicone; choose a wide-caliber feeding bottle, which is convenient for brewing and easy to clean; Vent holes for anti-colic. If the baby has oral abnormalities, such as cleft lip and palate, it is necessary to choose a feeding bottle with special functions.
Feeding bottle material selection
Judging from the current market, there are mainly plastic feeding bottles, glass feeding bottles, silicone feeding bottles, stainless steel feeding bottles and so on.
By understanding the different characteristics and advantages of these four milk bottles, Baoma can make targeted choices according to her own situation~
★ Plastic feeding bottle
Plastic baby bottles include four materials: PC, PES, PP, and PPSU. Let’s make a comparison from heat resistance, corrosion resistance, transparency and cleanliness. Moms and dads can choose according to factors such as the age of the baby.
- Heat resistance: PPSU>PES = PC>PP
- Corrosion resistance: PPSU>PES>PC>PP
- Transparency: PC>PES>PPSU>PP
- Cleanliness: PPSU=PES>PC > PP
★ Glass feeding bottle
Advantages: good safety, high glass transparency, good heat resistance, not easy to scratch, not easy to hide dirt, easy to clean, high-temperature disinfection for many times without deterioration, suitable for newborns who need to breastfeed many times.
Disadvantages: not strong enough, fragile. After 4 months, the baby starts to drink milk by himself. Considering safety, it is advisable to change to a plastic feeding bottle.
★ Silicone bottle
The silicone bottle is made of colorless, odorless, non-toxic liquid silicone (LSR), BPA free. The body of the silicone baby bottle is soft and not easy to break, light and durable, easy to suck, not easy to age, heat-resistant, and chemical-resistant.
At the same time, the viscosity is moderate, easy to operate, the product has high transparency, safe material, and easy to carry, but its disadvantage is that the price is relatively high.
★ Stainless steel feeding bottle
Advantages: Durable, antibacterial and hygienic, easy to control temperature, easy to carry, not easy to break, safe and non-toxic, affordable, and environmentally friendly.
Disadvantages: opaque, difficult to quantify, although the scale is clear, it is inconvenient to observe the dissolution situation, which is a bit troublesome; not light enough.
Bottle Capacity Selection
Feeding bottles generally have a capacity of 120ml, 160ml, 200ml, 240ml, 330ml, etc. At this time, you need to choose according to the amount of milk your baby drinks in different periods.
30~60ml each time for newborns, 90~120ml each time for babies aged 1~2 months, the recommended bottle capacity is at least 120ml.
2-6 months baby 120-180ml each time, the recommended bottle capacity is at least 200ml.
Babies from 6 to 12 months can reach up to 240m each time, so it would be more appropriate to buy a 240ml feeding bottle.
Feeding bottle shape selection
In the first few months after birth, the baby needs to be fed by adults, and the inside of the round feeding bottle is smooth and the liquid flows smoothly, so the round feeding bottle is most suitable for the newborn stage.
★ Arc, ring
It is suitable for babies over 4 months, because they have a strong desire to grasp things at this time. The curved bottle is like a small dumbbell, and the ring-shaped bottle is an oblong "O" shape, which is easy for babies to hold Live in order to satisfy the baby's own desire to breastfeed.
★ Baby bottle with handle
Suitable for babies around 1 year old. This bottle, which is similar to a practice cup, has two movable handles that are easy for babies to hold with their small hands. Babies can also adjust the handles according to their posture, whether they are sitting or lying down.
Look at the pacifier model
★ Small size with round hole (S size)
It is suitable for newborns who cannot control the amount of milk.
★ Round hole medium size (M size)
It is suitable for 2-3 months old babies who take a long time to breastfeed with size S.
★ Large round hole (L size)
It is suitable for babies who have been fed by the above two nipples for too long, but the amount is insufficient and the baby is light.
★ Y-shaped hole
It is suitable for babies who can control the amount of milk sucked by themselves and play while drinking.
★ Cross hole
It is suitable for drinking fruit juice, rice noodles or other coarse particle drinks, and can also be used for drinking milk.
Feeding bottle sterilizer
After brushing the inner and outer walls of the baby bottle and the nipple with special baby bottle cleaning solution, rinse thoroughly with running water, boil in boiling water for disinfection (15-30 minutes after the water is boiled), dry it for later use, or use a bottle sterilizer to sterilize . It is worth noting that you must prepare a few more feeding bottles, all parts of the feeding bottle must be disassembled, and all parts of the feeding bottle must be submerged in boiling water for disinfection in boiling water. The used feeding bottles should be cleaned and disinfected in time to avoid breeding bacteria.
Watch out for burping after feeding
Hold the baby's head, lean on our shoulders, make it in an upright position, and pat the back with hollow palms from bottom to top until the baby burps out, which can effectively prevent the baby from spitting up milk. If your baby hiccups, don't worry too much. Give your baby a small amount of water to relieve it. During and after breastfeeding, be sure to observe the baby's complexion and breathing conditions. If there is cyanosis or a large amount of vomiting, stop breastfeeding immediately, turn the head to one side, and clean up the excess milk in the mouth. Mlik first aid method to rescue until the rescuers arrived.