Baby feeding guide
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Baby Feeding Guide
Bringing home a new baby can be stressful. Walmart is here for you on your journey with ways that can make feeding your little one easier and more enjoyable. Follow our guide to get the best start to breastfeeding, learn how to provide the proper nutrients for your little one, and prepare for when the time comes to go back to work.
Did you know that your insurance may cover the cost of your breast pump? Check out our Walmart breast pump program to learn more.
Getting started on your breastfeeding journey
You work hard to take care of your little one, but it's important to take care of yourself as well. Remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated during the day to maintain your milk supply. Sleep whenever you can during the day, as late-night feedings need extra energy. Try to nap whenever your little one naps and leave the household chores to your partner.
It's also important to establish your breastmilk supply. Relieve some of the strain of breastfeeding by using a breast pump to maintain your feeding schedules. Breast pumps are also great for storing extra milk, which can come in handy when your supply is low, when you need your partner to help you feed in the middle of the night, or when you go back to work.
No matter if you're nursing at home or while you're out and about, make sure you have the nursing supplies that help you relax, wherever you are. Nursing pillows can help you position your baby comfortably, while nursing bras and tops allow you to feed your baby immediately. If your little one gets easily distracted while eating, consider a nursing cover to shield them from distractions. Don't forget the burp cloths, they're great for mopping up spit up and other spills.
Providing the proper nutrients for your growing baby
Breastfeeding can be a great bonding experience for you and your baby but getting your little one to latch can be difficult. A lactation consultant can give you tips and tricks for nursing, as well as helping you determine if your baby is getting enough milk. If your baby isn't getting enough milk from breastfeeding, you can supplement your baby's diet with formula. Baby formulas are rich in nutrients and are available in organic, lactose-free, milk-based, and soy-based varieties for sensitive tummies.
Introducing a bottle to your baby can be challenging, especially if they're used to nursing. However, there are a variety of options available, so you can find the one that works best for you and your little one. Anti-colic bottles can reduce fussiness caused by stomach discomfort, while natural bottles mimic the breast to reduce nipple confusion and bottle rejection. Natural bottles are a great option if you're planning on both nursing and bottle feeding at the same time.