Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle. Milk can pool around the baby’s teeth and this can cause tooth decay. Do not force your baby to finish the bottle if your baby is showing signs of fullness as this can lead to your baby eating more than he or she needs.
Is it bad to let baby sleep with bottle?
When putting an infant to bed, make the bedtime routine consistent and pleasant. Give the last nighttime feeding shortly before putting the baby to bed. Never put the baby to bed with a bottle, as it can cause baby bottle tooth decay.
What happens when a baby is regularly put to bed with a bottle in its mouth?
You should never put your baby to bed with a bottle. Like propping a bottle, it can cause choking, ear infections, and tooth decay.
Should I stop feeding if baby falls asleep?
If your baby falls asleep and stops feeding (it’s possible for babies to continue feeding while they are sleeping), gently stroking their hands and feet can stimulate them to stay awake for longer.
Why is my baby fighting the bottle?
A baby may suck on things out of anxiety, boredom or simply being tired; many mothers misinterpret this as hunger. Attempting to feed the baby based on this behaviour can result in the baby refusing to feed simply because he is not hungry.
Why is propping a bottle bad?
Never prop the bottle and let your baby feed alone; not only will you miss the opportunity to bond with her while she feeds, but there’s also a danger that she’ll choke or the bottle will slip out of position. Propping the bottle also increases the risk of ear infections.
Which is more important breastfeeding or bottle feeding?
Breastfed babies have fewer infections and hospitalizations than formula-fed infants. During breastfeeding, antibodies and other germ-fighting factors pass from a mother to her baby and strengthen the immune system. This helps lower a baby’s chances of getting many infections, including: ear infections.