Top Infant Feeding Advice From the ProsThursday, September 02, 2010
Second City Baby
One of the hardest things about bringing home a newborn is figuring out out to feed it. I remember with my first I said I'd try breastfeeding, but when that didn't work after three weeks, I switched to bottles. Both my son and I were happier. With my second, however, breastfeeding was a breeze and I nursed him for four months. But there are pros and cons to everything and not every choice is black or white, bottle or breast.
I was recently contacted by Playtex, the manufacturer of baby bottles, cups and other baby gear about a recent national survey they commissioned on infant feeding. I found the results fascinating and wanted to share the information. The survey revealed that 85 percent of first-time moms have experienced at least one feeding-related problem when caring for their new baby. Eighty-five percent!
So, to further address the survey findings, Playtex brought together leading pediatricians Drs. William Sears, Alanna Levine and Laura Jana for a Web symposium last month. The goal of this expert forum was to provide meaningful insights and solutions to help moms experience the joy of healthy feeding. Playtex was kind enough to provide me exclusive clips from the symposium on a variety of topics. For more information from Playtex visit their website: playtexbaby.com. Click on the videos below to learn more from the experts.
Dr. Levine gives advice for busy moms on the go:
Dr. Levine discusses colic:
Dr. Jana talks about using bottles as part of the feeding routine:
Dr. Jana discusses Playtex bottle features:
Dr. Sears talks colic, "happy hour" and reflux:
Dr. Sears and the "rule of two" feeding: