Bottle Feeding


  • After delivery you will need to wear a supportive bra and binder for 14 days. (Breast binder is provided at hospital)
  • Remove bra and binder to shower only
  • Shower with your back to the water flow
  • Avoid any breast stimulation
  • You may experience some discomfort for a 24 to 48 hour period, you may use Motrin for the discomfort.


  • Always hold the baby close, face to face while feeding
  • Hold the bottle so formula fills the nipple and the baby can’t suck air
  • Burp the baby in the middle and the end of each feeding
  • The baby will want to eat every 2 to 4 hours. Feedings will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes
  • Formula should not be left out of the refrigerator for more than 1 hour
  • Never use a microwave for heating formula
  • Heat bottles in warm water until room temperature
  • Always test formula before feeding baby
  • Never prop the bottle and leave baby unattended
  • Do not put baby to bed with a bottle
  • Nurses at the hospital will assist you with bottle feeding
  • Your pediatrician will tell you which formula to feed your baby
  • All formula is provided during your hospital stay
  • Follow instructions on formula container for directions on preparation
  • Your pediatrician will give you more specific information on feeding your baby


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