Paced Feeding or Pace the Feeding and Let the Baby Control the Feeding
Alicia Farina, RN, IBCLC shares with us the best way to feed a baby a bottle when a bottle is necessary, Pace or Paced Feeding – Let the Baby Control the Feeding. Latching-on has always been and will always be the NORMAL way to feed the baby. Today with mom’s working a bottle is often required to feed the baby mom’s milk.
Alternative feeding methods include a spoon (plastic spoon, baby spoon) or a small cup (1 oz. or less). The method of holding the baby is the same as in this presentation, and allows the baby to control the feeding.
Choosing a nipple will also help slow the flow so the baby can control the feeding using the Pace method. Test a couple styles to see which one your BABY responds to best remembering it’s new, it’s different from the best nipple – mom. Here are a few to consider: Medela – Calma, Dr. Brown, Platex, Tommy Tippy.
The 3 minutes you spend watching this video will forever change how you feed a baby a bottle. Share this video on Paced Feeding with your family and friends and let’s stop infant overfeeding ” Thanksgiving” at every meal. Let the baby control the feeding!