What are the precautions during feeding the new baby with bottle?

Bottle is of which type, How many times a bottle cab be used in a day , What precautions for bottle nipple.

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  • Ensure that bottles are properly soaked (including nipples) after each use.
  • I also had a preemie and he had to have really slow flow nipples. We used Dr. Browns back then and they worked well for him. Other people have preferences though. We used a preemie (p) flow nipple for a while then had to stay on the 1 for forever. My son would gag and cough if we used to high flow. We had a bunch of them and would soak them in a little wash bucket in the sink to make it easier for cleaning later. We sanitized for a while with bags that can be put in the microwave with some water. Eventually we stopped that and just washed well with little brushes and ivory soap. Just make sure that the pieces always look clean and if you are using Dr. Browns, the beige insert can get build up easily so be careful with cleaning. Good luck!
  • I agree with what Lindsay had to say. I would also add: My preemie was slow at drinking. The flow rate is important. The flow rate is too fast if formula or breast milk is spilling out of your baby's mouth. We used slow flow nipples for a very long time to keep her from gagging or choking.
    Good luck to you,
  • Hi, if you're changing from breast to bottle, you definitely want to make sure that bottles and nipples are sanitized. You'd want to have a good amount of bottles and such supplies so that you're not constantly cleaning and have fresh ones to go to in the middle of the night or early morning feedings. Some people prefer a particular brand. I looked for ones that tried to reduce the amount of air. My boys were preemies, so it felt like I was always buying a new batch of bottles and nipples per his growth (more holes to allow flow).

    Hope this helps,