When a child uses the mother's milk, especially worry about the food and do not need, just mothers should feed the baby when he wants to.
But if the baby is bottle-fed, you need to take into account some of the nuances of his feeding.
A child who is breastfed,He eats when he wants it, and the parents just need to monitor how often the baby wets and soiling diapers. Suffice it to weigh one or two times a month. But when the child begins to eat from a bottle with formula milk, for his feeding need careful monitoring. It is necessary to follow the diet of the child, dosing intervals and the mixture meal.
How to make baby formula milk?
Calculate how much the mixture to give the child a dayand how much to give at each feeding is easy enough. There are many different ways. If the calculation is on the child's age, the eight-child per day is necessary to use 800 ml of milk. If your child is less than eight weeks, you need to give a mixture of 50 ml less.
And if the child is over eight months, every month should be to increase the volume of the mixture to 50 ml.
It is also possible to conduct the calculation of volume by weight of the mixturechild. During the first weeks of life the child should consume per day 1/5 of the weight of his body. Over the next 2 months already 1/6 of, if it 3 to 5 months - 1/7 of their body weight, and in the second half of the child is required 1/8.
There is a technique that helps you calculate the power, knowing the weight and height. The formula is as follows: you need the weight in grams divided by the height in centimeters and multiply by 7 all.
According to another method, it is possible to calculate the calorie content. A child aged up to three months to get 125 calories per 1 kg of its weight.
Kids from 3 to 6 months - 110 calories per 1 kg. And from 6 to 12 months - 100-90 calories per 1 kg of body weight.
How to determine whether the child ate?
For all time, when the child eats, he eatsdifferent number of mixtures. And the appetite may be the baby is not permanent. And so when artificial feeding starts, sometimes recommended to use a free-feeding. As a result, the child eats when he wants, but the mother should keep an eye on the amount of food eaten at one time. Pour into the bottle by 15-20 ml more and let the set time, deviating from the schedule at least 30 minutes. And when a child had enough, do not make the remainder forced to drink. To understand the child ate or not, you need to determine how much your child should eat a mixture of day and how much at one feeding. But when a child needs food previously established schedule, you should recalculate the volume of the mixture, you give your child.