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FORMULA FEEDING
Techniques for the Bottle-Feeding Family
When you feed your baby, she should be in a semi-upright position with her head higher than her body. Hold the bottle so the nipple is always filled with formula. This helps your baby receive formula instead of air. Air in the baby's stomach may give a false sense of being full and may cause discomfort.

Sucking is part of a baby's pleasure at feeding time. A baby may continue to suck on a nipple even when it has collapsed. Therefor, take the nipple out of your baby's mouth occasionally to make sure that it hasn't collapsed.

Never prop a bottle or leave your baby alone to drink. Remember your baby needs the security and pleasure of being held at feeding time. Face-to-face contact is very important to your baby.

Sometimes, your baby will take every drop in the bottle, and sometimes not. Don't worry – this is normal. You can usually tell when your baby has had enough when he stops sucking, frequently turns away, or falls asleep. You should never force your baby to finish a bottle. Throw out any formula left in the bottle.

When your baby regularly finishes every drop at each feeding – and sometimes cries for more – it may be time to increase the amount of formula in the bottle at each feeding. Your baby will need larger amounts as he grows.

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