Yes, babies should not have honey until their first birthday. Honey can cause botulism, a serious type of food poisoning.
There are three good ways to burp your baby. Hold him upright against your chest with his head over your shoulder, or sit him on your lap. Then pat or rub his back gently. It also works to lay him down with his tummy against your lap, supporting his head so it's higher than his chest, and patting his back.
Burp a breastfed baby each time he switches breasts. Burp a bottle-fed baby after every 2-3 fluid ounces of formula. If your baby is fussy because he swallowed air, stop the feeding to burp him. The more he fusses, the more air he'll swallow and the more uncomfortable he'll be. So take a minute to calm him down, and let him burp before resuming the feeding. By the way, newborns don't necessarily have to burp after every feeding.
Learning to feed a baby just takes a little time and practice. Start by making yourself calm and comfortable. Hold your baby on your lap with his head resting in the bend of your arm. Keep him in a semi-seated position, with his head slightly higher than his tummy. Tilt the bottle so that the nipple stays full. That way, your baby won't swallow air. Stroke the nipple against his lower lip or cheek. That should make him open his mouth. And remember to give your baby a chance to burp during and right after his feeding.
Once prepared, Analac powder formulas can be kept in the refrigerator (35-40° F or 2-4° C), covered, for up to 24 hours. A prepared bottle can be kept at room temperature for up to a total of two hours. If you choose to warm the bottle, warming time should be less than 15 minutes and the bottle should be fed to your baby within one hour. Once your baby begins feeding from the bottle, discard any formula left in the bottle within one hour.
Formula not only meets your baby's basic nutrition requirements, it also provides the nutrients your baby needs for his growth and development. Formula-feeding also allows Dad and other family members or friends to feed and bond with your baby, and for Mom to have a little break. And some parents just feel more comfortable with formula-feeding.
In the first few weeks, your baby may drink anywhere from 2-3 fluid ounces of formula about every three hours. In general, your baby will take in what he needs to meet his body's demands. So don't be too concerned about fixed amounts. Instead, feed him when he's hungry. He'll let you know when he's finished. If he drinks a bottle and still acts hungry, he probably is. Offer him an extra ounce. Most babies do fine with 3-4 fluid ounces per feeding during the first couple months. Increase by about 1 ounce a month until he is drinking up to about 6-8 fluid ounces at 6 months of age.
Mix our powder formula with cool water (35-75° F); it should feel cool on your wrist. If you prefer, you may mix with warm water but only if you plan to feed or refrigerate the formula immediately. Warm water is about 100° F or body temperature; it should feel neutral (neither warm nor cool) on your wrist.
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