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Learn how to feed your baby properly with these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Bottle with nipple and ring
- Formula or expressed breast milk
- Comfortable spot
- Burp cloth
Sterilize the bottle, the nipple, and ring by placing them in a pot of boiling water for five minutes or running them through a full dishwasher cycle. Wait for the parts to cool before using them.
Fill the bottle
Mix the formula according to container directions and pour it into the bottle or fill the bottle with three to four ounces of expressed breast milk.
Warm the milk
Warm the milk by placing the bottle in a bowl and running hot tap water over it.
Check the temperature
Shake a few drops of milk onto the inside of your arm to check the temperature.
Position your baby
Sit in a comfortable chair and hold the baby upright in your lap with their head supported in the crook of your arm.
Insert the nipple
Insert the nipple into the baby's mouth holding the bottle at a 45-degree angle.
Enjoy feeding time
Enjoy feeding time with your children by making eye contact and talking to them as they drink their fill.
Burp the baby
Place a burp cloth over your shoulder, lift your baby’s head to your shoulder, and pat and rub its back gently to bring up a burp.