Bottle Feeding Tips

  • Hold your baby with his head in the crook of your arm and his bottom on your lap. Baby should be in a semi-upright position, with the bottle almost level with the floor.
  • Lower the bottle periodically to stop milk flow and allow your baby to rest
  • Baby should never be lying flat while feeding since formula can flow into the middle ear and cause an infection
  • Switch arms halfway through the feeding, and alternate sides with every feeding
  • When switching sides, burp him and watch his hunger signs. If he’s not rooting or smacking his lips, loses interest in sucking or turns away from the bottle, then he’s done eating.