G.C.P Part 3 Food and Drink for your New Baby
Good Care Practices food and drink.
ARTICLE WRITTEN BY Sheila Sudlow of Cheeky Chums.
When you are finally home with your baby you will find it hard at first to get into a stable routine with your baby. You may feel overwhelmed as the nurses won’t be around to give you a helping hand until your next midwife visit so you have to learn from scratch how to get into a routine. A baby will cry when hungry, thirsty, tired, wet and feeling uncomfortable, needs cuddles needs rest or play. You as a parent will learn to differentiate between each cry and what it could suggest, for example a whimpering cry could suggest a poorly baby. Or baby make awake and start to cry gently as if to say I'm getting hungry.
This is how baby will communicate with you until he/she begins to speak and is able to talk to you and tell you when they are hungry or thirsty etc
If your are breast feeding and have started to feed baby regularly as your milk starts to come in a few days later if baby has slept longer than usual you may notice your breast becoming rather heavy overflowing with milk As they prepare for baby’s next feed and if baby is still asleep it is a good sign to think” ah yes baby is due for his /her next feed”
When you are bottle feeding preparing baby’s bottles for the day and storing in the fridge will enable you to feed baby before you end up screaming saying “hang on hang on mummy coming and rushing around to make baby a feed at the last minute”. Baby can become so distressed they may refuse a feed if they have been left to cry for too long and you could end up at your wits end thinking baby is hungry but won’t take a feed.