ADVICES

ADVICES

How long should I breastfeed?

 

Breastfeeding can last as long as you like: from weeks to months. During the first six months, breast milk is tailored to baby’s needs. From 4 months fortified milks can be introduced into the diet during the weaning period to move smoothly from breast to bottle.

Should give the 2 breasts at each feeding?

No, because at the beginning of suction, milk is lightly loaded in fat, it is only as and when it is enriched and satisfy the appetite of your baby.

When bathing Baby?

As soon as the umbilical cord is healed, baby to take a bath every day. this is the most convenient way to good hygiene. Carefully check the water temperature with a bath thermometer. Eyes will be cleaned with saline on cotton wool, and the nostrils.

Why breastfeed?

 

Baby and you, breastfeeding creates a special emotional relationship to live in relaxation and tenderness.

Baby: The first few days, colostrum is the first food that baby nurses, this is a concentrated antibodies that will protect the infections. Then it will be breast milk, complete and balanced food. It is suitable for the baby to metabolism, and is digested quickly.

To: Breastfeeding helps the uterus quickly to make its normal shape. This reaction accelerates recovery of your body and hormonal balance.

To breastfeed:

  • During the last month of pregnancy, gently massage your nipple with a moisturizer and areola to stimulate and relax.
  • Before and after each feeding wash the nipple with warm boiled water or mineral water. Dry the well to avoid crevices.
  • When feeding, make yourself comfortable, well propped back, baby holding arm on an armrest or cushion, baby resting on your thighs.
  • Baby nurses spontaneously within the first hours of his birth. Press lightly on the top of the areola to clear the baby’s nose.
  • When the milk flow will be sufficient you will alternate the left breast and right breast during feeding. The average duration of breastfeeding is 20 minutes.
  • If your baby chews nipple or falls asleep, remove the breast and straighten it against your shoulder so it begins its digestion.

If you are unable to feed your baby in while having milk using a breast pump and give it to drink with a bottle.

 

 

 

The bottle: Glass or Plastic ?

Glass is the oldest and most natural material. The glass used by dBb is a specific glass: borosilicate very resistant to mechanical and thermal shocks and especially it is neutral. Neutral? this means that over time it will lose none of its quality, nothing will migrate into the food, it is easy to clean and sterilize. The glass is the healthiest material for infant feeding for at least the first year.

Material newer but chemically obtained: plastic. dBb uses the best plastic: Polypropylene BPA and BPA-free Tritan. The Tritan is a lightweight, transparent material such as glass.

These two materials are suitable for large capacity bottles, and when the child is drinking alone. They are sterilized and unbreakable. Over time they may become opaque or scratch. To avoid this, clean with suitable sprinklers and steam sterilization are strongly recommended.

SIZES?

dBb offers 3 sizes for glass bottles:

  • 110ml for the first month and then for fruit juice with a newborn N.N teat
  • 240ml current capacity with a newborn NN teat
  • 290ml for gourmands with a second age teat

And 4 sizes for baby bottles Polypropylene:

  • 50ml for drug with a newborn NN teat
  • 120ml for the first few months with a newborn NN teat
  • 270ml current capacity with a newborn NN teat
  • 360ml for gourmands with a teat

What teat?

 

dBb teats  have been designed in accordance with the morphology of the mouth of the baby. They are antiaérophagiques with 15 air regulators (patent 1967) balance pressure between the inside and the outside of the bottle avoiding the teat contract during suction and the baby to swallow air. The infant colic are greatly reduced. The flow can be regulated by tightening or loosening the door slightly teat ring to decrease or increase it. The duration of breastfeeding depend proper digestion of milk absorbed resulting in a more or less peaceful sleep between 2 feedings.

The teat should be chosen based firstly the child’s age At dBb we created a special teat newborn (rubber or silicone) has three characteristics:

  • After the “cherry”, slight swelling of the tip of the teat which allows baby to keep her mouth easily without effort.
  • drilling 2 holes for eccentric that milk jets follow the language path / palate or play / plays to avoid an abundant inflow in his throat and give him time to swallow. The stomach of the baby is very small it is vital that when feeding the milk flow is slow to avoid discharges due to excessive fluid intake.
  • The oblong shape of the skirt to clear the baby’s nose while sucking.

Then, depending on the change of regime, you can choose between two 2nd age models: VARITETINE 3 flow or SUPERTETINE   constant rate

 

WHAT MATERIAL ? RUBBER OR SILICONE?

Rubber is a natural material derived from the Hevea tree. We use dry rubber cleared of allergenic proteins and water, unlike the liquid latex. This material is soft and suitable for most babies. His slight odor disappears during steam sterilization, recommended to keep the flexibility of the rubber.

The silicone derived from chemistry is colorless and odorless, but it is colored in contact with certain foods, and is firmer.

 

What milk to choose?

For a child less than a year, only breast milk or infant formula 1st and 2nd ages to use.

Each age is a suitable milk:

* From birth to 4-6mois: first age milk

* 4-6mois of 1 year: second age milk

* After one year, choose a growth milk rather than cow’s milk that does not match the nutritional needs of the child as from 3 years.

Some children are intolerant to cow’s milk protein, consult your doctor for a prescription of plant packages to suit your child.

Some children are intolerant to cow’s milk protein, consult your doctor for a prescription of plant packages to suit your child.

Do you must use tap water? mineral water or water source?

Tap water (public distribution of water) can be used to prepare the bottle. But under certain conditions:

* Let the water tap a few seconds before filling the bottle with the desired amount

* Use only cold water (above 25 ° C, water may be further loaded with microbes and mineral salts).

* Regularly clean the faucet head (eg scaling)

* Do not use filtered water (filter jug ​​or pipeline filtration treatment) or soft (central softener) as these systems can promote the growth of microorganisms.

* Note: in older homes (pre 1948) pipes may still be lead, do not use this water for everything beverage.

Mineral water or water source ?

Spring water and mineral water have in common is the nature of their origin since both come from a table or an underground deposit. This origin gives them healthy microbiological characteristics. They are naturally pure and free from any risk of pollution. They therefore contain no germ or pesticides. Unlike tap water or spring water or mineral water can not be subjected to chemical treatments. But both are subject to concentration limits for certain toxic substances (arsenic, iron, manganese) some treatments are allowed: settling operation, filtration and oxygenation, to separate water from some unstable or undesirable elements. Unlike mineral water, spring water is not defined by a constant mineral composition. The essential character of mineral water is its composition of minerals and trace elements, which originates in the nature of the rocks. Some water in composition may display properties beneficial to health in contrast to the spring water.

Many brands of mineral water available on the market, choose the one that is less mineralized. For the spring water prefer the one with the bottle marked “suitable for food preparation for infants”.

How to prepare a feeding-bottle?

Before first use all bottles and accessories are washed with soapy water using a bottle brush and brush pacifier. They will be rinsed with clean water, dry them upside down on a rack / dry bottles (eg the Mikado, the drainer “FLOWER” or “TULIP) and sterilized in an electric sterilizer (eg the NEW STYLE ) or a sterilizer for microwave oven (mixed sterilizer). Sterilization is complete, cap the bottles and place them in the refrigerator until feeding. Remove the sterilized bottle from the refrigerator, fill with mineral water or tap water and warm it with an electric bottle warmer (eg the NEW STYLE). The desired temperature is reached, pour the milk pod powder in the bottle, milk powder will be diluted more easily than in cold water, you will avoid lumps. For good digestion, you should give a bottle to 32 ° / 33 °, the use of abottle warmer makes this easy and avoids burns that can cause heating in a microwave oven.

 

Sterilization: what method to choose? How long to be the most effective? Until when sterilized?

Each time you use the bottle should be washed thoroughly and sterilized. Using a brush, wash with soap and water nipples, caps, nipples and body protectors bottles. Adapt nipples on the rings and cover them with nipples guard and perform sterilization. In hospitals the recommended sterilization lasts 18 ‘to 134 °. At home generates temperatures boiling the water does not exceed 100 ° in an electric sterilizer or a sterilizer for microwave oven, the duration will be an important factor for a more efficient sterilization possible, medical personnel, program from 15 to 20 minutes of the method used. The bottles are then kept at full charge in the refrigerator until feeding. We must sterilize bottles as a baby drinks milk, even if it starts sucking everything that comes to hand. Milk bacteria are the cause of poisoning and diarrhea.

Why heat the bottle?

It is very important to heat milk for proper digestion of fats. The easiest and safest way is to use a bottle warmer, which also later will heat the jars of food. Using a bottle warmer you will get the right temperature whatever the contents of the bottle or jar foods.

A warmed bottle should be consumed within half an hour to avoid the development of any microbes. A bottle begun must never be restored the next feeding.

 

 

How to choose a pacifier?

Choose the pacifier of your baby is important. The suction is indeed an instinctive phenomenon, natural in babies. There are all shapes, materials and sizes of lollipops. To choose the right lollipop must proceed in three stages:

Rubber or Silicone ?

Rubber pacifiers are more flexible and suitable for most babies and particularly those with low suction. The bitter taste of the rubber can be unpleasant, but it is enough to steam sterilize the pacifier to make it disappear.

Silicone pacifiers are firmer and recommended for babies with a more powerful suction.

If you feed your baby to use rubber teats pacifiers should also be made of rubber. Same for the silicone. It needs continuity in matter.

anatomical or physiological ?

The anatomic teat  shape is symmetrical with a rounded tip. It adapts to the shape of baby’s jaw reversibly and remains well positioned in its mouth.

The physiological teat shape  is asymmetrical: it has a rounded part, which is placed against the palate and a flat portion against the language.

The 2 forms of  teat shape are adapted to the morphology of the mouth of the baby and the proper development of the jaw. Let him try the 2 forms, it will make you understand that he prefers.

What size  ?

The size of the  teat shape is important to respect the morphology of the mouth of your baby. Choose a model suitable for their age: newborn – 1 0-6M or age, or 6M + 2nd  age.