Feeding Your Baby

Newborns need to feed at least six to 12 times a day, which can clock up a total of eight hours every 24 hour cycle.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can give your child a great start to life, with research showing there are health benefits for both you and your baby. However, it’s not for everyone – some women aren’t able to breastfeed for a variety of reasons, while others don’t feel comfortable or don’t want to. It can be helpful to be clear in your own mind about what you want to do.

Breastfeeding can take a while to get the hang of. It may take up to 8–12 weeks to feel fully comfortable and have your baby feed easily, so it’s worth persevering if breastfeeding is something you want to do.

 

Formula Feeding

The decision to formula feed is best made as a family. It’s your health professional’s role to give you clear and accurate information to help you decide what’s best for your family.

Feeding your baby is part of the bonding process, so make the most of these moments and aim for a position that allows for eye contact with your baby.

Many mums see breastfeeding as an ideal picture of parenting and can perceive moving to formula as having failed. It’s important to talk through any feelings of grief or disappointment together, and recognise that this is something you can’t always control.

Source : https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/

餵哺你得寶寶

嬰新生兒每天至少需要餵養6到12次,24小時內總共可花掉8小時。

母乳餵養

研究指出,母乳餵養可以給孩子在其生命中有一個好的開始,對母親和寶寶的健康的都有好處,。然而,話個方法並不是適合每一個人 —— 有些媽媽由於各種原因不能母乳餵養,而另一些則感到不舒服或不想母乳餵養。作為母親,你自己要清楚自己的想法和意願。 您和寶寶可能需要一段時間才能適應和習慣用母乳餵養,時間有可能需要長達 8-12 周才能令兩者感到完全舒適。因此,如果您想要使用母乳餵養,需要堅持和耐性。

配方餵養

使用配方餵養最好是一整個家庭的決定。專業人員可為您提供清晰準確的資訊,説明什麼決定最適合您的家庭。

餵養寶寶是建立連繫感的一個重要部分,可以充分利用這些時刻,跟寶寶進行眼神接觸,從而加強兩者之間的了解。

許多媽媽認為母乳餵養是養育孩子的最理想方法,,並且認為轉向配方奶粉是一種失敗,但這個想法並不正確。最重要是父母一起決定用何種方法並互相支持,同時亦要認識到有些事情不是你可以控制。

資料來源 : https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/