Bottle feeding snack feeders
Snack feeders want a little milk often. You can encourage better feeding habits by:
- Checking your baby's weight gain. Be sure that her milk intake is correct for her before you start to change her feeding schedule.
- Encourage a feed, play and sleep routine during the day to extend the period between feeds.
- Try to get your baby to take as much milk as possible in a 30 minute interval. Offer her the bottle a couple of times. If she's still not finished her bottle after this time, consider the feed finished and move on to other activities.
- When she wants to be fed again, try to extend the time between feeds by playing and distracting her. You are aiming for 3-4 hours between each feed. It may take you a couple of days to get there, but with this length of break between feeds she will be hungry and take more from the bottle each time.
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