Feeding guidance: At this stage, babies have stronger digestion and absorption abilities, and the best food for babies is still breast milk.
The adequacy of breast milk directly affects the growth and development of infants. In order to increase lactation, mothers should pay attention to their own nutrition and live a regular life. If breast milk is indeed insufficient, it is necessary to consider adopting formula feeding methods.
Newborn babies, especially those born in winter, are more likely to lack vitamin D. In order to prevent rickets as early as possible and supplement vitamin A in moderation, fish liver oil can be added to the baby at this stage.
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If breastfeeding is complete, it is recommended to breastfeed as needed, with a typical daily feeding frequency of around 7-8 times.
When mixed feeding is required, supplementary and substitute feeding methods can be continued (refer to the “Nutrition Plan for Infants in Week 1” section of this book for specific methods).
Babies who are artificially fed need to drink an appropriate amount of plain water every day, usually arranged between two feedings.
Feed your baby an appropriate amount of fish liver oil containing vitamins A and D once a day.
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Do not feed too much or too quickly. When feeding from a bottle, the opening of the nipple should not be too large to reduce swallowing of air. After finishing breastfeeding, pick up the baby, rest its head on the mother’s shoulder, and gently pat its back to make it hiccup. Afterwards, have the baby lie on the right side and do not flip too much.
During pregnancy, if the mother does not take enough multivitamins, the baby’s vitamin reserves will be low at this stage, and adding vitamins should be considered.
If breastfeeding, do not add sugar water or milk between the milk. Otherwise, on the one hand, it will make the baby accustomed to using effortless bottles and unwilling to eat breast milk that requires laborious sucking; Secondly, after the baby is satisfied, it will reduce the frequency of breastfeeding, and the secretion of breast milk will correspondingly decrease, ultimately leading to insufficient breast milk.
If a mother has a cold or inflammation, she must be careful with her medication, as certain medications cannot be completely broken down and can be excreted with milk, causing adverse effects on the baby. When taking medication, be sure to consult a doctor.
If it is breast inflammation, breastfeeding should be stopped.
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