Is Your New Born Baby Getting The Right Nutrients?

We all know that pregnancy is never easy and along with having a baby there comes a lot of responsibilities as well. Having a baby means you have to be committed to keeping them safe, healthy and happy 24/7. Once a baby is born, they will tend to cry a lot and will also require a lot of milk. Until they are at least one year old they cannot eat proper solid food in case they choke, and mothers must also make sure the kids let out a burp once they eat. All of this can be pretty exhausting and this is simply the feeding cycle of the baby. The feeding cycle of the baby is also the most important as a new born baby needs the correct nutrients if they are to grow up properly and healthy. Doctors will also let you know how much they have to be fed in order to remain a healthy weight as well.

Stick to milk

Of course mothers do not feed their baby with anything a apart from breast milk or formula but some mothers sometimes reach out towards other various by products to feed their child with and this is wrong. Make sure you are either bottle feeding baby with infant formula or breast feeding the baby instead of feeding them anything else. Healthy babies do not require water, other kinds of milk or any kind of juice either. 

Feed your baby on demand

In order for your child to grow up in a healthy manner, make sure you do not feed the baby any less than what they demand. A proper pregnancy diet and pregnancy formula helped keep the baby healthy in the womb, but once they are out they will start crying and showing other symptoms of hunger such as stretching around and making sucking motions more often and will need to be fed once every couple of hours. This is because babies have a rather small digestive system and will often go hungry within three or four hours. This is also why you must remember to feed the baby constantly at night as well.

Vitamin D intake

Sometimes, even though breast milk is able to take care of all the health needs of a baby, it might not contain enough vitamin D. this could be the same with infant formulas sometimes as well. In such cases ask the doctor if you can give your baby a vitamin D supplement separately. This is important because vitamin D helps your baby absorb special nutrients like calcium and phosphorous which is vital for strong bones.